About this course
You need to analyze or compare financial choices and make financial decisions, but you don't have a solid grip on concepts like time value of money, net present value or internal rate of return.
Don't make the wrong decision or embarrass yourself through mistakes in your analysis.
This accessible course introduces you to all the fundamental concepts in financial modeling and shows you how to apply them in financial evaluation of projects or investments, with practical examples and downloadable templates & guides.
What will I gain? What will I be able to do?
Your Instructor - Dr. Sean Moolman
Dr. Sean Moolman has a broad range of experience stretching across chemical plant design and cost engineering, R&D (research and development), management of innovation, technology transfer, intellectual property management and entrepreneurship. He is an inventor on several international patent families.
Sean is a co-founder of PowerOptimal (Pty) Ltd, a renewable energy technology company, and has served on the boards of several other early-stage companies. Before his first start-up, Sean was the head of technology transfer (licensing & ventures) at the largest R&D institute in Africa, the CSIR in South Africa.
He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering, is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) with the ATTP and has completed the Management Advancement Programme at Wits Business School.
Sean regularly presents courses in financial modeling and technology & startup valuation, including for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa (LES) and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). He collaborated with the LES to develop their 3-day advanced Intellectual Property Valuation course.
Sean is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, reason and science, life-long learning and inspiring people!
About the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa (LES)
The Licensing Executives Society of South Africa (LES) is an association of members having common interest in transferring technology in the broadest sense of that term. It is thus composed of persons who are business people; managers; scientists; engineers; academics; government officials and lawyers, in particular, intellectual property lawyers and patent attorneys and agents.
THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY
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