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Creating a profitable start-up

Creating a profitable start-up

Cross your t's and dot your i's.
Learn how to build an effective financial plan for your start-up.

We will announce the next run of this course in due course. If you are interested and would like to know when this course is open for enrolment, register your interest below.

Every year, budding entrepreneurs from across the globe take the leap to set up their own businesses. Making a success of those start-ups require hard work, business acumen and a solid financial plan. 

What is this course about?

Creating a Profitable Start-up is a certificate programme offered by InnoEnergy, one of Europe’s foremost authorities in the business of energy and innovation, and delivered by ESADE Business School, a top-tier European business school with an outstanding international reputation. 

This course has been specifically designed for entrepreneurs who are looking for an introduction to the world of finance. With a specific focus on new ventures and start-ups, the course introduces you to accounting and financial analysis.

The course is delivered on the ESADE campus over a period of two days.

What will you learn?

Through dynamic face-to-face time with peers and faculty, as well as direct exposure to industry best practice, you will develop the understanding, vision and mindset to:

  • Analyse and interpret financial information
  • Explore key elements of financial planning 
  • Estimate the capital needed when you explore funding opportunities 
  • Valuate the value of your venture

Upon completion of the course, you will leave with a professional certificate from ESADE Business School and an improved understanding of finance and the confidence to apply your newly acquired financial knowledge to your business planning and management.

Who will teach you?

The course is led by Professor Gloria Batllori, Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE and Director of the school's International Custom Programmes (previously Associate Dean of the full-time MBA programme at ESADE).

She is a certified CFA and has been linked to the world of strategic consulting and financial advice.

Is it right for you?

This course has been specifically designed for entrepreneurs and new venture creators. You will join an international cohort of peers, many whom are working in the energy space. Through dynamic conversation, active learning and experience-sharing, you will gain:

  • The skills to preparing a basic financial plan for your new venture
  • The know-how to evaluate funding from potential investors
  • A professional certificate from ESADE Business School

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