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Saint Petersburg State University

Startup: How to build a successful business?

Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera

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Startup is a newly opened company, that requires financial and resource aid for its further development. How to build a successful business model? Where one can find additional resources and investors?
This course introduces different kinds of business models and development strategies for startup projects, methods of external financial support, the concept of incorporation.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be well-versed in the system of financial and efficiency indexes of the project, evaluation of project attractiveness index. As a result, learners will obtain broad understanding of the modern methods for launching a startup project, evaluation of its perspectives and risk reduction.


  • Business models and Startup Development
  • Fundraising and the Startup Support Ecosystem
  • Business processes and startup financial metrics
  • Incorporation of a startup and engagement with existing businesses
  • Startup valuation
  • Final Test

Taught by

Телехов Игнатий Игоревич, Екатерина Анатольевна Спиридонова, Достов Виктор Леонидович, Титов Виктор Олегович, Ващук Ангелина Эдуардовна and Смирнов Сергей Анатольевич


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