“Entrepreneurship—Starting and Growing a Computer Graphics Business”

  • ©Michael Bochert, Leonard Brandt, Jerry Bratter, Dan Garms, Hunt Greene, Brian Job, Tom KIng, Neil Kleinman, Sally Lilienthal, Alan Paller, Peter Preuss, Gary Smaby, and James Teter



Entry Number: 07


    Entrepreneurship—Starting and Growing a Computer Graphics Business

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    Who should attend?

    This course is aimed at people who are planning a new business start-up or spin-off in the computer graphics industry. It also may be of interest to principals from early-stage companies who are considering venture capital or public equity financings.

    Recommended background

    This course assumes little or no background in business and finance.

    Course description

    This course will take attendees step-by-step through the process of transforming a concept into a successful business venture. Topics covered will be assembling a founder’s team, legal options for business organization, the importance of market research, construction of the business plan, preparation of financial projections, early stage financing, the leveraged buy out alternative, the role of venture capital, planning for the second stage and public financing and success criteria for emerging companies. The course will emphasize the case study approach to highlight key subjects.

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    Pete Segal

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