If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, the London School of Business's new "How to Finance Your Startup - Without VC" course is just for you. This free MOOC will be instructed by University of London's John Mullins. As one of University of London's most renowned faculty, Mulllins is a three-time entrepreneur, a best-selling author, and an Associate Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School.
This course will introduce, and help you put to use in your startup, the five models through which your customers can – and will, if you ask them! – fund your business. These five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and more. Sadly, though, the five models are rarely talked about and not widely understood. Until now! The five models will be brought to life by the real-world stories of an inspiring collection of incredibly creative entrepreneurs from around the world – including successes and failures – through a series of captivating no-holds-barred interviews with founders and others, and investors, too.
As an enrolled student you will be asked to do a series of exercises – out in the real world – to put your growing toolkit to use in your business or the one you hope to start. Hands-on, practical tools to help your business start and thrive – without venture capital. You’ll join our discussion board of fellow participants, if you like, and learn from others who are putting the tools to work, just as you are. And to suit today’s fast-paced lifestyles, we’ve broken what you’ll get – short lessons, interviews, thought-provoking questions, even some optional things to read – into bite-sized chunks, so you can log in and grab them whenever and wherever you are.
Enrollment: The first online session begins April 12 - June 5, 2016. The deadline to enroll is April 16, 2016. There is no registration fee, the course is provided free of cost. Click here, to enroll for the April 12 session.