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    Finance

    14 LESSONS

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    These are videos clips taken from actual Draper Univerisity lectures. You can learn about entrepreneurship directly from founders, VCs, execs, lawyers, and more.

    We’ve cut them up into short, easy clips for you. If you’d like to access the full lectures you’ll need to upgrade to a Superhero Membership.
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    Challenge

    CHALLENGE

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    Challenge

    CHALLENGE

    Learn by doing”. These are a list of activities that we’ve come up with to help you practice your entrepreneurial skills. Many of these are again, actual activities that we have students do at Draper Univeristy, designed to push you outside of your comfort zone.

    Absolutely feel free to post your progress or results and share with students so we can give you feedback!
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    Google some sample term sheets online, put together two...

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    Create your own cap table for your family members based...

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    Figure out what your personal burn rate (how much money...

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    Project your startup/idea’s 6 month burn rate to figure...

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    Figure out how much money you need to launch and then h...

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    Discussion

    DISCUSSION

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    Discussion

    DISCUSSION

    We’ve come up with some discussion questions and topics to help you start thinking in the right direction about startups.

    Share your ideas and thoughts with other students. Keep an eye out for Draper U Alumni, mentors, and staff! We’ll come on regularly to give feedback, and share our own insights.
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    What is your largest cost? If it’s living expenses, how...

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    What do you think is a VC’s attitude about paying for t...

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    What is the lifetime value of your customer? What is yo...

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    Reading

    READING

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    READING

    We’ve pulled together a collection of books and articles for you to supplement your learning. These are the same recommendations we give to students here at DU, we hope you find them just as helpful!
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    Wall Street MBA - Reuben Advani http://www.amazon.com/T...

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    How to Draft a Business Budget http://www.inc.com/encyc...

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    How to Make a Cap Table http://venturehacks.com/article...

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    How to Create the Right Kind of Option Pool http://vent...

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    Indiegogo Hardware Field Guide: How to Budget for Your ...

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    Tools

    TOOLS

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    Tools

    TOOLS

    Starting a company is hard enough on your own, everyone needs a little help. These are tools and servies already built by other entrepreneurs we think would help you get closer to your goals.

    We’ve tried to mostly find free to use tools, but some software may require a purchase.
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    Business Budget Calculator http://www.businessownerside...

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    INFORMATION

    The financials of a company can be indicative of the company’s health and progress. Understanding your financials will affect many of your decisions as a leader.