Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation—Module 4 (Spreadsheet): Risk Analysis

by: James D. Price

Publication Date: November 9, 2011
Length: 2 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-212

Core Disciplines: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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This Excel spreadsheet was designed for the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course. The spreadsheet illustrates the Venture Quotient for a hypothetical company. Students can use this spreadsheet to comprehend the Venture Quotient tool for analyzing projected company risk.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Understand the process of launching a business according to the major business functions – e.g., corporate and legal matters, operations, strategy and planning, marketing and sales, finance and accounting, and administration and human resources
  • Prioritize tasks during the Launch stage in order to mitigate venture risk
  • Measure, monitor, and mitigate venture risk
  • Recognize the process for building a strong executive team for a startup