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5-Class Series: Model, Value, and Finance Early-Stage Software Startups

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The Startup Station, a comprehensive resource for modeling and valuing early-stage ventures, presents a 5-Class Series to model, value, and finance early-stage software and service startups. The series is sponsored by CKR Law Firm and Womin.IO.

The class price includes live instruction and all PowerPoint and Excel materials.

All classes can be attended in person or online. You will receive Zoom instructions on how to attend 72 and again 24 hours before class.

5-CLASS SERIES CURRICULUM.

To view our detailed curriculum, go to https://thestartupstation.com/p/liveclasses.

PREREQUISITE: NONE.

October 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Class 1: Financial Accounting and Analysis.

In this class you will learn about the structure of and how to construct three main financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement), determine key performance metrics, and how to perform break-even analysis (identifying the point at which your company becomes profitable).

October 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Class 2: Valuation Models and Financial Modeling Basics.

In this class you will learn eight valuation methods predominantly used to value early-stage startups, both quantitative and qualitative. We will also cover the cost of capital, how to determine the terminal (exit) value of your company and how to create and maintain your capitalization table. The models covered are The Venture Capital Method, The Discounted Cash Flow Method, The Chicago Method, The Dave Berkus Scorecard, Bill Payne’s Scorecard,The Risk Factor Summation Model, The Replacement /All-In Method, and The Rule of Three.

We will also discuss financial modeling basics - specifically how to model price and quantity for a company with no financial history.

October 24, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm Class 3B: Financial Modeling of Software and Service Startups: 8 Business Models.

In this class you will learn how to model eight business models for early-stage software and service startups. We will discuss which assumptions are needed for each business model, how to determine values for those assumptions and how to translate your launch strategy into a financial forecast. The models covered are SaaS, Advertising, Pay-Per-Use, Data, Marketplace, Service, Software Product, and Freemium.

October 31, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm Class 4B: A Case Study: Modeling and Valuing an Early-Stage Software Startup.

In this class you will learn how to build a financial model start to finish from a given set of assumptions. This course combines everything you learned in the first three courses in one comprehensive example.

You can use the resulting financial model to build your own. It is easily customizable and is complete. The financial model will contain Revenue Projections, Salaries, Fixed Costs, P&L, Fixed Asset Projections, Working Capital Projections, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement, Free Cash Flow and Valuation, Funding Needs, Customer Lifetime Value, Break-Even Analysis, and Financial Summary.

NOTE: We suggest you purchase the financial model template to receive the full benefit of this class. You can purchase it at any point before or after class at https://thestartupstation.com/p/software-startup-financial-model.

November 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Class 5: Fundraising Strategy and Financing Vehicles.

In this class you will learn about three main financing vehicles (equity, SAFE and convertible debt), how they are structured, their advantages and disadvantages and how to choose the best vehicle for you. You will also learn how to evaluate accelerators, how to look for investors and what other terms you should be negotiating (i.e. control rights, information rights, anti-dilution, etc.)

After completing our curriculum, you will be able to:

  • Formulate credible assumptions for your business model,

  • Build pro-forma financial projections for your business,

  • Value your startup,

  • Select your financing vehicle and negotiate your term sheet, and

  • Understand the basics of financial accounting and analysis.

BONUS: Our five-week classes cover the same material as our online courses. You will receive credit for the amount spent on the live courses to apply toward corresponding online courses for LIFETIME ACCESS to videos and 120+ additional practice questions per course. You will also get LIFETIME ACCESS to a private Facebook group where you can interact with the instructor, Victoria Yampolsky, and other students.

Don’t want to wait? Check out our online courses at https://thestartupstation.com/courses and start learning today!

ABOUT THE STARTUP STATION:

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About The Startup Station's educational program: .

Read our testimonials at https://thestartupstation.com/p/testimonials and https://www.meetup.com/The-Startup-Station/about/comments/?op=all

99% of startup founders are afraid of the terms Pro-forma Financials, Balance Sheet, Types of Cash Flow, WACC, IRR, and especially, Valuation.

99.9% of startup founders don’t understand how to logically estimate demand for their pre-revenue ventures.

The Startup Station has helped hundreds of founders just like you to learn the language of business and finance so that you can effectively communicate with investors and ensure that your venture is financially successful.

For more information, contact victoria@thestartupstation.com.


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