Utrecht Summer School, Netherlands: Programme on Entrepreneurial Finance and Going Public [August 21-25]: Register by July 31


Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is offering a summer programme on Entrepreneurial Finance and Going Public.

The course is meant for students and practitioners with great interest in learning how start-ups and entrepreneurial firms attract funding through crowd-funding and forms of private equity (business angels, venture capital).

The course analyzes how firms can bridge the moment between burning cash and becoming profitable (financial planning). Finally, it analyzes how founders and early investors can exit the new venture through an initial public offering (IPO).

It discusses why and how entrepreneurial firms go public. It also analyzes the entire transition process through which a private company becomes public by offering part of its equity to public shareholders.

Course Aim

By the end of the course, students should:

  • Gain insight into the mechanisms of crowd funding
  • Gain insight into various forms of private equity in funding an entrepreneurial firm
  • Understand the differences between business angels and venture capital
  • Be able to develop and read a financial plan and understand cash management of start-ups
  • Be able to conduct a basic valuation of a new venture.
  • Have a broad understanding of the IPO process (going public).
  • Understand and analyze the different of going public.
  • Gain insight into investor communication issues
  • Work successfully within groups to complete assignments and projects.

Course Level

Advanced bachelor level


Utrecht, The Netherlands


21- 25 August 2017 (5 days)

Study Load

Classes are typically from 10.00 until 12.00 and from 14.00 until 16.00.


  • € 695 – Course + course materials + housing
  • € 495 – Course + course materials


Deadline for registration: 31st July 2017

Contact info:

Peter-Jan Engelen (P.J.Engelen@uu.nl), Utrecht University, the Netherlands

You may also contact Utrecht Summer School by clicking  here.

Click here for a list of some frequently asked questions.

For further details about the programme, click the official website link given here.


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