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Launching FinTech Ventures

Description

Objectives
The course aims at providing the main tools for writing and presenting a business plan in the FinTech space.

Description / Program
A business plan is a formal document outlining the details of a new business venture, guiding both entrepreneurs (startups) and intrapreneurs (corporates) on where to focus their efforts and how to execute their idea. It serves as a roadmap for where the business is going and identifies the opportunities, strengths, and growth potential of the business idea as well as the potential risks and challenges.

We begin by defining what is a business plan and why is important. We will cover the different sections of a business plan: the executive summary, the strategic overview, the competitive analysis, the marketing and operational plan, the financial plan and the management team. We will discuss technical concepts, best practices, use cases and exercises with a focus on the FinTech ecosystem.

Learning Method / Style of Lessons
Lectures will mix the introduction of technical concepts, best practices, use cases and exercises.

Exam Style
Grading is based on a final presentation and discussion of a business plan for a personal project. Students are expected to work in groups.

Readings/Textbooks
Lecture slide decks will be made available on the course website. The recommended textbook for the course is “Creating a Business Plan for Dummies” by Veechi Curtis

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Economics in Finance, Core course, Minor in Digital Finance, 2nd year