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Career development | Personal development

Fund-Raising and Starting a Company

Are you a PhD/ Post-Doc interested in starting a company? This course is designed for researchers wishing to start a company. It includes an introduction to funding rounds and dilution scenarios, an overview of funding available in South Holland, team formation, basics of customer development, a practical discounted cash flow exercise and a Q&A on starting a company.

Target group
Postdoctoral researcher
PhD candidate
Roisin Holmes  (Business Developer)
Training course
A combination of lectures, practical exercises and Q&As.
Study material
Presentation and exercises will be provided during the course.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to funding rounds and practical dilution scenario
  • ELF and UNIIQ presentations
  • Team formation and Customer development
  • Discounted cash flow practical
  • Q&A on starting a company

The workload for this course amounts to 4 hours.

What you'll learn

How to start a company from academia.

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