Capstone – Project

Empower Startups with Capital Through Venture Debt

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis


Company Information

CompanyNext Gen
HQNew York
Revenue1,000,000 - 3,000,000,
StageEstablished Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

At Next Gen HQ, we believe in creating opportunities that lead to extraordinary possibilities. That’s why we created a hub that cultivates the community, education, resources, and mentorship entrepreneurs need to keep pushing forward. Entrepreneurship is daunting, risky, and complicated. We’re here to support those who choose to overcome these obstacles in pursuit of something greater. We are proud to curate media for a monthly audience of 500,000+ who seize opportunities to grow and learn together.

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Dylan Gambardella

[email protected]

Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA APPLY Interterm (FALL 2019)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 4-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time10/14 - 10/17/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

There are currently no students assigned.

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • October 14, 2019 - Entrepreneurial Financing Market Research

    • What’s types of creative investment vehicles are out there?
    • Crowd Funding vs. Venture Debt vs. Traditional VC Funding
    • What are the pros and cons of each financing model?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    End of Day Discussion of Findings

  • October 16, 2019 - Establish Plan for Debt Financing

    • What benefits do entrepreneurs need?
    • Why would this financing model be beneficial to entrepreneurs?
    • How would the debt investment need to be structured?
    • What legal paperwork is required?
    • How would this debt investment be framed/marketed to entrepreneurs?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    End of Day Discussion of Findings

  • October 17, 2019 - Risk & Growth Analysis

    • How does this model scale?
    • What are the risks as we scale?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Final Presentation & Report

Project Resources

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