Essential Things to Know When Forming Your Startup

Past Locations for this Workshop

Essential Things to Know When Forming Your Startup | Hong Kong

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

These workshops will provide founders and entrepreneurs with a practical understanding of the essential things to know in order to navigate through the early stage of a company's existence. Topics will include: essential components of starting a scalable company, raising capital, startup finance and creating materials for fundraising.


Session I - Business Formation & Early Stage Capital

  • Idea generation and how to assess opportunities
  • Choosing legal entity
  • Deciding ownership
  • Growing your business
  • Understanding operations
  • Considering revenue streams
  • Why do you need capital, and different sources for getting it
  • What is required for an initial raise and subsequent rounds
  • Uses of funds
  • Liquidity

Session II - Startup Finance, Pitch Books & Executive Summaries

  • Key terms (burn, run rate…)
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Bottoms up market analysis
  • Mission control assumptions
  • Creating an income statement
  • Valuing your startup
  • Cap tables & dilution
  • Balance sheet & cash flows
  • Personalized Investor Deck
  • Personalized Exec. Summary

Prereqs & Preparation

Students should come prepared to talk about their business or idea and to build relationships with other emerging startup founders.

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