Identify different types of external capital available throughout your entrepreneurial journey
Insightful and inspiring stories of female founders in India that have secured funding to grow their businesses
Apply knowledge of financial statement basics, ratio analysis and growth projections to your business so that you will be equipped to seek external funding
Identify emerging initiatives that make capital available to women business owners and the understand the mindsets and skills required to capture those opportunities
This is a five-module, project-based course that aims to equip you with the essential financial and network knowledge to grow your business. This course is designed for women in India who are starting or operating a business, but everyone is welcome to participate in the course. You will learn about common factors that result in the existing funding gap for women entrepreneurs, and through detailed explanations and regular self-reflection exercises, will also learn the 5C framework of capital access.
Format and Timing:
Team-Based Course: We strongly encourage (but do not require) that you form a team of 2-8 people to take the course with. It works best to find friends or coworkers who can meet in person. Need to find team members? You can post to the discussion forums a month before the course starts.
Platform: Teachable (+Acumen developed the course. We host this course on the Teachable platform.)
Timing: This course will be open for 6 weeks. You can work through the materials at your own pace during the time the course is open. There are no required times for you to log in. There will be suggested deadlines for you to complete each assignment. The final deadline is the final day of the course.
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"Before taking this course, I only have some very rough ideas about raising funds, most of which are traditional ways. Now I've learnt how to target potential investors and how to construct a story that is appealing to them."