Entrepreneurs — here’s how you can improve your funding outcomes
Cambridge Judge Business School has collaborated with Esme Learning to launch executive education programmes to empower working professionals’ careers.
The multi-year collaboration commences with two inaugural six-week online executive education programmes in startup funding and RegTech, which start in October 2021.
Startup Funding: From Pre-Seed to Exit aims to help entrepreneurs overcome the trickiest funding challenges facing startups.
The programme will help professionals understand how to fund a venture and navigate critical inflexion points along a company’s growth trajectory to achieve a successful exit or long-term operational viability.
The programme will also walk learners through, step-by-step, how to improve their funding outcomes for their entrepreneurial project.
“You will learn how to structure your project so it is more investable, communicate the investment merits of your project, be more efficient in the fundraising process, and improve the terms of investments,” notes the course description.
Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation and Growth and Entrepreneurship Centre co-director Stylianos Kavadias notes: “This programme equips you with knowledge that fuses together the two important perspectives that drive successful development for startups — the fundraising skill set and the managerial competencies and skills that will help you balance the steps forward and the decisions needed to go from pre-seed through exit.”
RegTech: AI for Financial Regulation, Risk, and Compliance will prepare risk, compliance, innovation, and data sector business leaders to navigate the industry’s complexities, including technologies such as AI and machine learning that support automated regulation.
In this programme, professionals will learn to identify new applications and revenue opportunities for RegTech solutions, including technologies such as big data, cloud computing and AI.
University of Cambridge Judge Business School management practice professor Robert Wardrop notes: “This programme is a good example of the application of data science to solve real-world problems — in this case, challenges around regulatory change, regulatory compliance and risk management for firms operating in the economy.”
Both programmes will feature high-quality video instruction; interactive, timely media such as podcasts and articles; and correlating formative assessments that test knowledge retention.
The startup funding course begins on October 13, 2021 while the RegTech course will begin on October 20, 2021. Registration for both programmes will close one week after they begin.
Both programmes cost 2,200 US dollars respectively. Successful programme participants will receive a certificate issued by the Cambridge Judge Business School.