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Altitude Accelerator Entrepreneur Workshop: Finance Fundamentals for Startups

September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until September 20, 2018

$100

Finance Fundamentals

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experientialhands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Unknown

Do you understand the financial metrics of your business? Do you want to be able to speak knowledgeably to your accountant, bank or investors about your company finances, or to manage a plan to ensure that you have the necessary cash available when your business needs it? This workshop series is designed to help entrepreneurs understand basic financial concepts, build a forecasting model to use in running their businesses and identify key concepts of valuation that apply to their businesses.

Participant Profile:

This workshop is geared toward entrepreneurs who are working on their business model, starting to incur expenses and potentially starting to generate revenue, and who are looking to get control of company finances to support decision making for future growth and potential investment.

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Starting Lean: Business Model workshop
  • Draft of Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas
  • Basic understanding of spreadsheets/formulas
Other Requirements for Attendance:
  • A laptop with access to spreadsheet software for the duration of the workshop.

Workshop Schedule

September 13, 2018 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

September 20, 2018 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Preparing your Business Forcast 

In this session, we help you understand the basics of financial statements and begin to build a detailed cash-flow forecast to be used in making day-to-day business decisions around growth.

Deliverable: Expense cash flow template for your business.

Understanding Revenue Forecasting and Funding

In the second session, we will demonstrate how to add revenue estimates to your cash-flow forecast, taking you through inputs such as pricing, sales funnel and revenue types. The result will be a complete cash-flow forecasting model you can use in your business.

Deliverable: Revenue cash-flow template for your business

Business Valuation and Tutorial Session

First half: Outline basic concepts surrounding different types of business valuations, and the inputs and factors that impact valuation from an investor perspective.

Second half: Working session/finance lab.

Deliverable: Basic complete 12-month cash flow forecast for your business.

Please note: Doors open for this session at 8:30 a.m. and instruction begins at 9:00 a.m sharp.


Cost of Workshops

The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops cost $100 to attend. There are two different ticket types that can be purchased:

1. ONE Client Refundable Deposit

Purchase this ticket if you are a client of a regional innovation centre (Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs). When prompted on the registration page, please list the regional centre of which you are a member and your current advisor’s name. You will be refunded your full ticket price at the end of the workshop series and upon completion of our post-workshop survey. The post-workshop survey must be completed within four days of the last day of a workshop series for a registration deposit or discount to be refunded.

2. General Attendance Fee

Purchase this ticket if you are not currently a member of a regional innovation centre.

**If you are unable to attend a workshop session, please let us know four business days in advance. We regret that failure to do so may result in the loss of your deposit.

If you would like more information on our workshop programs or how to become a client of a regional innovation centre, please contact workshops@marsdd.com.

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Altitude Accelerator Blog

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Startup Toolkit- Self Guided Courses

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Ideal: All entrepreneurs

Online courses to fit your needs so you can grow your company—fast. Self guided courses on Pitching to Investors, Introduction to Investment Readiness, Entrepreneurship 101, Introduction to Market Sizing, Introduction to Valuation, and B2B Sales for Founders.

MVP to Market

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Ideal: Entrepreneurs working on business model development and marketing strategy.

Applications for our MVP to Market fall cohort are now open. This 3 month program will is a mix of webinars, expert-led workshops, self-directed business activities, and peer networking to help you reach your next milestone.