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The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Foundations - Your Capitalization Table
 
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Bill Reichert explains that the details of the Shareholders Equity section of your Balance Sheet are shown in your Capitalization Table, which is maintained as a separate report. The “Cap Table” shows how much of the company each shareholder owns, and in what form—common stock, preferred stock, options, or warrants. Investors will want to look at your cap table to understand how you have distributed your common stock and how you have raised investment capital. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How have I raised money, and who owns the company? What's the difference between an option and a warrant? What's the difference between common stock and preferred stock? Who should have what? What's a convertible note, and when should I use it? What do investors want to know about my capitalization table? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Lean Approach: Minimum Viable Products
 
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Steve Blank says a minimum viable product, or MVP, can help you test your hypotheses about the market, and your customers, before you spend too much time creating and shipping the product. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is a minimum viable product? Why should I create a prototype? Do MVPs have to be perfect? How can I use an MVP to run an experiment? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup Boards: Board Functions and Responsibilities
 
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Brad Feld explains why and how the board of directors is a formal construct that essentially provides governance for the company. Their duty, in a variety of formal and informal responsibilities, is to ultimately serve the best interest of the company. The CEO should create a transparency with the board that builds the board’s faith in the CEO as the person to run the company. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is a board of directors? How can a board help my company grow? When should I form a board? What's the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits
 
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Lots of founders make decisions about equity splits very early in the life of their company. Professor Noam Wasserman says making these decisions without considering how things can change is a recipe for disappointment, and potentially failure. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What can go wrong when you split 50-50? What are the pitfalls? How should you think about splitting equity? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
The Art of Startup Finance: The Startup Finance Pyramid
 
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Finance is about more than just money and numbers. Bill Reichert builds a strategic “Finance Pyramid” to help you understand how finance underpins your goals and strategies. Through eight critical lessons, Bill provides you with the tools of finance you’ll need to monitor and understand your company’s operating metrics, and, ultimately, help you turn your vision into reality. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How do I assess my financial literacy? Should I leave everything to an accountant? What do numbers mean for my business? Do I understand how numbers are associated with my business model? Does my financial knowledge extend beyond the basics? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Budgeting - Your Operating Budget
 
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In this video, Bill Reichert explains that developing a useful operating budget is extremely valuable, and extremely challenging. Learn the keys to building an operating budget and using it to track what is going well, and head off the things that aren’t. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What are the key drivers for my expenses and revenues over the next twelve months? How can I predict these drivers more accurately? What is milestone-based budgeting? How do I implement it into my business? How long should I create an operating budget? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup CEO: Building Your Team - Recruiting & Hiring
 
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Recruiting (0:43) Top recruiting challenges (1:01) Hiring at different company stages (2:12) A biology metaphor for hiring (2:23) Early employee characteristics (2:47) Common hiring trap (3:08) In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Leadership and Motivation: Motivating by Autonomy
 
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Dan Pink tell us that when people have the ability to direct their own lives, they do better work. Period. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Am I managing my employees or motivating them? How do I give my employees autonomy? Do you know the line between giving employees autonomy and letting them do whatever they want? Do I have a motivational problem or a hiring problem? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startups: The Lean Method
 
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Founders who seek early contact with customers gain insights into customer needs that are invaluable in the vital development stages of a startup. Steve Blank explains how having a customer development approach that gets you out of the building can keep you from wasting valuable time. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is customer development and how can it help me? What is the business model canvas? How do I test my ideas on customers? What is a pivot? How can contact with customers help my business? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Foundations - Your Balance Sheet
 
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The foundation of your financial structure is your balance sheet. It provides the details of your assets and your liabilities, and it also shows your shareholders equity. In this video, Bill Reichert teaches the basic elements of the balance sheet, and explains how investors will assess the health of your company by analyzing your balance sheet. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What information is on a balance sheet? What is included in my liabilities? What is our debt-to-equity ratio? Why is this important? What will investors want to know about my balance sheet? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup CEO: Role of a CEO
 
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Role of a CEO (0:20) Defining Your Vision (0:54) Building a Team (1:46) Executing the plan (3:03) Day-to-day Operations (3:58) In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
The Art of Startup Finance: Business Processes - Your Business Model Formula
 
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Bill Reichert says the engine of your business is your business model. In your business model, you develop your strategies and tactics for making money as a business. Learn how to convert those strategies and tactics into financials. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How do I put numbers to my business model? What is our competitive advantage? What are we going to have to spend to keep our competitive advantage? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Lean Approach: Customer Acquisition and Archetypes
 
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Once you think you’ve achieved product/market fit, you need to acquire customers, creating demand through marketing. Steve Blank argues the importance of creating a customer archetype to help you figure out where to find them. This video covers the acquisition process, and helps you understand concepts such as the lifetime value of a customer. Learn how to avoid mistakes in customer acquisition. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How do you acquire customers? What’s an archetype and how do you create it? How do you match an archetype to an acquisition strategy? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup CEO: Creating Your Company's Operating System
 
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What are operating systems? (0:44) Creating an Annual Strategy (1:05) Importance of Quarterly Assessments (2:35) In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
 
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Peter McDermott says if you have a trade secret, there are critical steps you need to take to protect them. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is a trade secret? How do you protect them? How do you avoid infringing other people’s trade secrets? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only. Please consult your lawyer for legal advice suitable to your specific needs.
Startup Boards: Forming & Organizing Your Board
 
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The typical board size ranges somewhere between three and seven members, and should always have a good balance between founders, outside directors, and investors. Brad Feld says it doesn’t have to always be equal, but you want to make sure you have a balance around the table and plenty of different points of view. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What's the average size of a board? What types of members make up a balanced board? How do I handle compensation with board members? How does my funding structure affect my need for a board? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Scaling Your Company: Choosing a Growth Strategy
 
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In this series, Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell, founding partners at Scale Venture Partners, will detail the mindset needed to scale your company. Along with some of their associates, they will explain how the scaling phase differs from the startup phase, what kind of metrics you’ll need as you accelerate and what kind of team you’ll need alongside you for the journey ahead. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
The Lean Approach: Getting Out of the Building: Customer Development
 
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Steve Blank says the process of customer development can answer a set of questions about who the customer is, what the problem is, and what solutions you can offer to solve them. Your initial hypotheses will probably be wrong, and if they are, you’ll make small changes – iterations – or large changes – pivots – to your business model. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is customer development? What questions do you start with? How do you answer them? How do you design an experiment? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Processes - Your Income Statement
 
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Bill Reichert says that your income statement shows the performance of your company over a period of time and reveals important information about how efficiently you are running your business. Understanding your income statement, and what it tells you about the health of your business, is critical. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What's the difference between sales and income? How do I equate gross profit margin? What are the main drivers of my revenues and costs? Which is more important for my business right now: growing quickly or operating profitably? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Financing Your Venture: Venture Capital - Your First Meeting with a VC
 
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Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Financing Your Venture: Angel Investment - Negotiating the Deal
 
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Ian Sobieski, investor and managing director of the Band of Angels Venture Fund, highlights the benefits and specialties of angel investors, underlines the keys to finding and engaging an angel, and defines how to get the most out of your relationship with your investor after the deal is made. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Leadership and Motivation: Motivating by Purpose
 
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One of the most powerful tools leaders have at their disposal is purpose. Dan Pink explains that when people know why they are doing things, they do them much better. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Do my employees know both how and why they're doing what they're doing? How does purpose motivate me? How is your company's mission engrained in what you and your employees do daily? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startup Boards: How To Run a Board Meeting
 
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Brad Feld explains that managing your board and the board meeting tempo is one of your responsibilities as a CEO. You want your board members to come to the meeting prepared, understand your expectations, and expect consistency from meeting to meeting. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How should I prepare my board members for a successful board meeting? How do I set the board meeting schedule, itinerary, and meeting tempo? How do I set expectations with my board? Should I follow-up with my board members after the meeting? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startups: What We Know About Startups
 
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A startup differs in significant ways from a big company. This video by Steve Blank helps you understand how a startup is different (what exactly is a startup?), and outlines different kinds of startups (existing market, new market, resegmented, clones). THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is a startup and what does a startup do? What are different kinds of startups? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Financing Your Venture: Angel Investment - Your First Meeting with an Angel
 
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Ian Sobieski, investor and managing director of the Band of Angels Venture Fund, highlights the benefits and specialties of angel investors, underlines the keys to finding and engaging an angel, and defines how to get the most out of your relationship with your investor after the deal is made. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Intellectual Property: Licensing
 
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Peter McDermott hopes you’ll spend more time on licensing than litigation. However, it is important that you know what success looks like from a business, technology, and legal perspective. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is licensing? How do I set a price? What’s the best way to negotiate? What are the pitfalls I might encounter? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only. Please consult your lawyer for legal advice suitable to your specific needs.
Scaling Your Company: Starting to Scale
 
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In this series, Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell, founding partners at Scale Venture Partners, will detail the mindset needed to scale your company. Along with some of their associates, they will explain how the scaling phase differs from the startup phase, what kind of metrics you’ll need as you accelerate and what kind of team you’ll need alongside you for the journey ahead. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Startup Boards: Choosing Your Board Members
 
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Brad Feld encourages you to be as thoughtful about choosing your board members as you are about choosing your co-founders. You want a set of people with whom you really want to engage and work. Be deliberate about building your board and managing the expectations of the interactions. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Who should be on my board? How should I create my board with regard to diversity and why? What are red flags to watch out for when choosing board members? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Lean Approach: Customer Development Data
 
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As you go through the process of customer discovery, Steve Blank says you'll want to hypothesize, experiment, get the data – but not just to add up columns of numbers. What you're really looking for is insight. Learn from example about how to find insight. Answer these questions: THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What are you looking for in customer development data? What’s an insight? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Financing Your Venture: Venture Capital -  Finding & Approaching a VC
 
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Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Processes - Your Cash Flow
 
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Bill Reichert explains that your cash flow statement shows where your cash is coming from and where it is going. Sometimes known as “sources and uses of funds,” this financial report is an important complement to your income statement and balance sheet. Investors want to see that you know the difference between your net income and your net cash flow, and that you understand how your business uses cash. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Do I understand the difference between cash flow and net income? How do I stay on top of my account receivables? What are the best ways to manage our cash flow? Where does cash flow fit into my balance sheet? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Founder's Dilemmas: Should I Co-Found? With Whom?
 
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Professor Noam Wasserman says one of the early questions a founder must answer is whether to go solo or find a co-founder. There often are good reasons to co-found, but it is important to address the question: With whom should I found? THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Whether to co-found? What to look for in a co-founder? What pitfalls should I avoid? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Budgeting - Your Long-Term Forecast
 
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Forecasting is usually the toughest part of startup finance for entrepreneurs. But learning how to forecast and budget are critical. Bill Reichert says the point is not to try to predict the future. Instead, the point is to build a financial model that you can improve over time. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What's the purpose of five-year projections? What will investors want to know about these projections? What are the assumptions underlying our projections? Are they realistic? Who else must look at my long-term forecast once it is created? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Monitoring - Your Performance Metrics
 
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Bill Reichert encourages entrepreneurs to get in the habit of producing good financial reports every single month. But you need more than just standard financial reports. You need a Management Dashboard that monitors critical metrics that may not pop out of your accounting reports. These monthly reports are a learning opportunity: What did we think would happen? What actually happened? Why was there a difference? Are we on track to hit our key milestones? THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What should I gather from our business' financial reports? How do I build a management dashboard? What twelve to fifteen indicators should I be keeping an eye on monthly? What adjustments do we need to make based on these indicators? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Startups: Building Your Startup
 
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While you focus on the search phase of your startup, ensure you’re learning skills that can help you stay through the build and execution of your company. Steve Blank tells you how to tackle challenges and build a team that complements your skills and personality. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What should I outsource? What should I be learning in order to stay with my company? How do I build my startup, and my team? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Leadership and Motivation: How to Pitch & Persuade
 
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Entrepreneurs are pitching all the time. There are lots of ways to do it better. Dan Pink says that framing your powerful presentation as an invitation to collaborate can help you convince others. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is the purpose of my pitch? Are you making your pitch an invitation to collaborate rather than sell? What type of pitches do I use? What new tactics should I try? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Entrepreneurial Selling: The Story Matrix
 
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Craig Wortmann explains that’s in the early days of a venture, all you have are your stories. But how do you mobilize your stories effectively? The module outlines a tool, the story matrix, that can help you organize your stories for maximum influence. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How can I use my stories to greatest advantage? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Powerful Presentations: First Impressions
 
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Learn an approach to making a strong first impression using Nathan Gold's SSAME tool: Use stories, similes, analogies and metaphors, and examples to create memorable ways to share what your company does. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How do I captivate an audience? How can I share complex ideas in a captivating way? How can I be memorable? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Startup CEO: Introduction
 
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In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Entrepreneurial Marketing: Modern Marketing Strategy
 
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Know who your customer is, what problem your product or service solves, and why it is important to your customer. Anita Newton says these are essential first steps in developing a sound marketing strategy. Learn how to create a positioning statement that can serve as the foundation of all your marketing. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: What is a positioning statement? How do I create one? How can I tell if it’s the right one? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Startup CEO: Building Your Company Culture
 
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(0:33) Be intentional about your values (1:02) Examples of values at ReturnPath (1:51) Transferring information from top level to employees and team (2:13) Collaboration is key (2:45) Don't be afraid to make mistakes In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Startup Boards: Recruiting Your Board Members
 
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Have a wide lens. In this video, Brad Feld explains how it’s very easy to think about your own direct network, people you know or investors that invest in your company, and then go only one degree further. Thinking about recruiting board members in the early stages is powerful. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: Who should I start forming a relationship with in looking ahead to potential board members? How do I recruit a board member? How could I audition a potential board member to see if they're a good fit on my board? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Art of Startup Finance: Introduction
 
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Financial literacy is essential for every entrepreneur. Bill Reichert, a seasoned venture capitalist, provides critical knowledge that will help you go beyond the numbers and use finance as a tool to help you manage your company. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Founder Genius: Stephan Aarstol - "The 5-Hour Work Day"
 
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©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Entrepreneurial Selling: Entrepreneurial Sales Model
 
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Hiring professional salespeople too early in a venture can be a problem. Craig Wortmann teaches how the entrepreneurial sales model is different from the professional sales cycle. Learn how to stretch the professional selling process at both ends. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How can I be an effective salesperson early on in my venture? How is entrepreneurial selling different from professional selling? How do I figure out if I’m finding the right customers? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Entrepreneurial Selling: Art of Conversation
 
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Entrepreneurs have very little time to waste. In this video by Craig Wortmann, you’ll find details on how to have a successful sales conversation and ensure that you’re spending your valuable time in productive ways. THIS VIDEO CAN HELP ANSWER: How can I have effective sales conversations? What questions should I ask? How do I avoid wasting time on empty prospects? ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. © Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Video may not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected] This video is for educational purposes only.
Startup CEO: Growth vs. Profitability
 
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(0:58) Be frugal early (1:19) When you might grow at the expense of profits (2:01) Capital markets - feelings towards growth and profitability (2:16) The faster you're growing... In this series, Matt Blumberg coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO. Blumberg explains how thoughtful processes help shape operations, talent development, financing and work-life balance. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Scaling Your Company: Understanding Your Economic Model
 
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In this series, Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell, founding partners at Scale Venture Partners, will detail the mindset needed to scale your company. Along with some of their associates, they will explain how the scaling phase differs from the startup phase, what kind of metrics you’ll need as you accelerate and what kind of team you’ll need alongside you for the journey ahead. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Scaling Your Company: Startups vs. Scaling Companies
 
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In this series, Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell, founding partners at Scale Venture Partners, will detail the mindset needed to scale your company. Along with some of their associates, they will explain how the scaling phase differs from the startup phase, what kind of metrics you’ll need as you accelerate and what kind of team you’ll need alongside you for the journey ahead. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]
Financing Your Venture: Angel Investment - Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists
 
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Ian Sobieski, investor and managing director of the Band of Angels Venture Fund, highlights the benefits and specialties of angel investors, underlines the keys to finding and engaging an angel, and defines how to get the most out of your relationship with your investor after the deal is made. ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7] The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Kauffman Founders School series modules include The Lean Approach, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more. ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact [email protected]

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