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ENTREP 395: Strategies for Financing New Ventures

Quarter Offered

Winter: Thursdays, 2 – 4:50 p.m. PT, San Francisco


None, however this course is part of our Bay Area Quarter program, which requires an application.


This survey-style course introduces students to some of the most common ways that entrepreneurs secure funding for new ventures. Students will be exposed to a variety of funding strategies and approaches, including venture capital, crowdfunding, and bootstrapping, and will also learn about the history of Silicon Valley’s unique investment landscape. Course readings and discussions will be supplemented with guest talks from investors and founders, as well as field trips to relevant sites in the Bay Area. This course is taught at 44 Montgomery in San Francisco as a part of the Farley Bay Area Quarter program and is only available to students admitted to the Farley BAQ program. 




Course Details

Requirements that this course satisfies: Serves as the finance requirement for the Farley undergraduate minor. 

Duration: 3-hour course sessions, once per week (3-hour courses include regular breaks and are broken into lecture, discussion, and groupwork portions); 1 quarter 

Class size: 25 students 

Course number: ENTREP 395 

Who Should Enroll: Only students enrolled in our Bay Area Quarter program may enroll in this course. 

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