Starting Up: Guide to Entrepreneurship (5 Weeks) (SOH102)

Saturday 11:00-14:50
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Maurizio Raffone
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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This course is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and those interested in launching a start-up an overview of the fundamentals in planning to create a new venture. The course provides both the practical and theoretical knowledge and frameworks needed to form the foundation of a successful start-up. Taking a workshop approach, the course first introduces key principles in product and market research, then delves into resource and financial management, business plan development, marketing, and finally business launch. Participants should come equipped with an idea for a business, and by the end of the course should walk away with the foundations of a solid business plan as well as the opportunity to pitch and receive feedback on their formalized business plan. Participants will have the chance to examine opportunities and strategies objectively and realistically, therefore giving any potential entrepreneur the means to succeed. There is a wealth of information and resources on entrepreneurship available, but few opportunities to walk through all of the steps needed to create a successful business in the organized and supportive manner that this course provides.


Maurizio Raffone

Maurizio is the founder and CEO of Finetiq Limited, a management consulting firm focused on the FinTech industry and active in Japan and Hong Kong. Maurizio has over 20 years of international finance experience, with expertise in credit derivatives, structured finance and fund management. Prior to Finetiq, Maurizio's most recent roles were as Managing Director at UniCredit, Italy's largest bank, and as Partner at TriSpan LLP, an asset management firm based in London, where he was deputy Chief Investment Officer of TriSpan's global macro fund. Maurizio holds an Mphil in Financial Economics from the University of Cambridge and a first class honours degree in Economics and Management from Royal Holloway College of the University of London.

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