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3741. Foundations of Venture Capital

Also offered as: MENT 3741

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to non-business students of sophomore or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course introduces students to venture capital investing, one of the primary ways that early-stage entrepreneurial firms acquire funding for growth. This interdisciplinary course requires no prior knowledge and seeks to nurture interest and enthusiasm for venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. Students learn the structure of the venture capital industry, how venture firms operate, and key components of venture deals. The course helps students assess whether participation in Hillside Ventures – UConn’s student-led venture investing fund might be part of their UConn career.