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About this Course Series
As a Licensing Executive, you need to assess the financial viability of projects, technologies, intellectual property and business models. You can outsource the analysis to others, but you can't outsource decisions and accountability.
The Master Financial Modeling Course Series rapidly takes you from zero to proficient in building and using your own financial models to help you make better decisions.
By the time you finish the course series, you will have a working financial model for your own project, business model, technology or intellectual property, which is an essential tool for any technology, business or IP valuation.
What You Will Learn
The Course Series provides comprehensive training for any licensing professional to empower you to understand, build and interpret financial models and to evaluate financial viability of licensing opportunities.
It provides core skills in four areas:
The Course Series also serves as a robust foundation for and natural precursor to the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa (LES) courses in IP valuation.
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!
What is Included in the Course Series? (What Will You Get?)
What Previous LES and Moolman Institute Course Participants Have Said
"Excellent" . . . "Outstanding course" . . . "Very insightful" . . . "Overall the course was excellent"
"The design of the course content was exceptional" . . . "So much value on the content"
"The speaker made the topic crystal clear to individual who is not familiar with the topic"
"Excellent course would recommend to all IP managers" . . . "Very practical and impactful"
"Very calculative information - well prepared, so interesting and provoking" . . . "BEST!!"
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
Course duration, difficulty and background required
Background required: Although no specific background skills are required, some tertiary education and basic mathematical skills are recommended.
For an explanation of all course gradings, click here.