Startup Company: Funding
Earners of this badge have an understanding of the practical skills related to starting a company. Earners demonstrated they understand and can communicate their business sufficiently to craft pro forma financial statements and a business pitch deck, and attract funding. They have shown competency in the following skill areas: effective presentation/communication, strategic thinking, and investor pitching.
- Startup Company: Funding
Compose a one (1) page Executive Summary that briefly explains your company, the problem/need/want being addressed; product or service; customers; suppliers; competition; risks and opportunities; revenue and net profit for the next 3 years; funds sought for what percentage equity; anticipated 5-year Return-on-Investment.
Craft a business pitch deck per the requirements of the funding entity.
Deliver your pitch presentation to an institutional competition, or a government or institutional grant program, securing at least $20,000 USD from the competition/grant entity.