Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: The Female Funding Gap
    • Introduction: Tracy Chadwell
    • Lesson 1: The Gender Divide Is Real!
    • Lesson 2: Misconceptions about Female Companies
    • Lesson 3: What Women Founders Need to Know
  • 2
    Chapter 2: Founder Introspection
    • Lesson 1: Ask Yourself – What is the Market Opportunity?
    • Lesson 2: What Do You Need to Raise Money?
    • Lesson 3: The Path to Seeking Dollars
    • Lesson 4: Finding the Right Investor
    • Lesson 5: Questions to Help Get You There - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 3
    Chapter 3: How to Ask - Three No’s to a Yes!
    • Lesson 1: Removing Fear from the Ask
    • Lesson 2: Know Your Audience
    • Lesson 3: Know Yourself / Creating a Value Resume
    • Lesson 4: No Doesn’t Mean No (Forever)
    • Lesson 5: Tip Sheet - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 4
    Chapter 4: Tools that Get You to Yes!
    • Lesson 1: LinkedIn – a Valuable Funding Tool
    • Lesson 2: Crunchbase for You
    • Link to Crunchbase
    • Lesson 3: Spreadsheets as a Tool
    • Lesson 4: Tools of the Trade - Link
    • Lesson 5: Tip Sheet - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 5
    Chapter 5: What Investors Look For
    • Lesson 1: Building Your Story - Your Value Proposition
    • Lesson 2: Questions Based on Your Story & Values
    • Lesson 3: Metrics of Success & Stages of Funding
    • Lesson 4: Questions Based on Stages of Funding
    • Lesson 5: Balance for Passion Versus Listening
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    Chapter 6: Telling Your Story
    • Lesson 1: Elements and Order of a Strong Deck
    • Lesson 2: Questions Based on Telling Your Story - The Deck - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 3: Your Executive Summary
    • Lesson 4: Tip Sheet - Getting the Meeting & Your Executive Summary - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 5: Business Plan Template - Your Deck - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 7
    Chapter 7: Financials That Get You to Yes
    • Lesson 1: Creating Financial Projections
    • Lesson 2: Showing Financial Viability in the Deck
    • Lesson 3: Detailed Financials - YES!
    • Lesson 4: Tip Sheet - Financial Projections & Statement - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 8
    Chapter 8: The Due Diligence Process
    • Lesson 1: Steps after Gaining Interest
    • Lesson 2: Tip Sheet - The Due Diligence Process - Downloadable (PDF)
  • 9
    Chapter 9: Get Started!
    • Lesson 1: Execute & Share Your Ideas!