Financial Modelling for Better Business Decisions
About This Workshop
This class is designed for entrepreneurs, product managers and professionals who want to learn about finance fundamentals and financial modelling. No accounting or financial background is necessary. We will go through finance basics, principles around pricing & forecasting, MS Excel functionality and how to build a financial model.
A significant part of the session will be dedicated to creating a practical example of a financial model from end to end through a live & interactive demo. You will understand the purpose of a financial model, how to architect and build an effective model, and how to utilise it as an essential tool for business planning, forecasting and decision-making. Participants will take away an actual financial model that can be adapted to specific business needs, with an understanding of how to develop it on an ongoing basis.
After this workshop you:
Know how to create basic financial models and use them to make better informed business decisions
Understand the anatomy of financial models and how to implement them
Understand finance basics & principles and methods for pricing and forecasting
Have build an actual financial model to take away and use on an ongoing basis
Prereqs & Preparation
No accounting background is necessary, but a basic working knowledge of Excel is helpful. We recommend bringing a laptop with Excel if you want to build a model during the demo.
About the Instructor
A founder and venture capital professional, Nio drives startup strategy for Asia's leading early-stage VC and is deeply integrated into the startup ecosystem.
With degrees in Engineering and Business, he started his career at Apple before building extensive experience as a Management Consultant over six years across Asia and Australia. After co-founding numerous startups, Nio went on to develop a highly profitable business-building boutique which has provided strategic & fundraising support to over one hundred ventures. He holds equity and advisory roles in several high-growth businesses and is a sought-after speaker, educator and mentor.
Having lived in four vastly different countries, Nio speaks five languages (none fluently!) and gets overly excited about sport, philanthropy and technology.
About the Organizer:
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.
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