Course Description

1863 Ventures Team

1863 Ventures is a business development program designed to bridge the  gap between entrepreneurship and equity. Our programs seek to accelerate  new majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. Our  vision is to create  $100B of new wealth and economic power for and by  the New Majority. The firm provides several programs designed  to  support various stages in the lifecycle to include early-stage and  growth-stage.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome from 1863 Ventures

  • 2

    Session 1: Leadership Today

    • Leadership Welcome

    • VIDEO: Leadership Conversation with Amanda DoAmaral of Fiveable

    • ARTICLE: 28 Moves to Survive a Downturn

    • TOOL: 54321 Management Tool

    • TOOL: Status Reporting Tool

  • 3

    Session 2: Strategy Update

    • Strategy Update Welcome

    • VIDEO: Founder Strategies To Navigate A Recession

    • ARTICLE: The Psychology of Founders Who Win in Downturns

    • ARTICLE: Assessing Coronavirus’s Impact on Your Business Model (HBR)

    • How To Price Your Product: A Guide To The Van Westendorp Pricing Model

    • TOOL: 1863 Strategy Update Worksheet Tool

    • TOOL: First Round's Scenario Response Planner

  • 4

    Session 3: Finance

    • Finance Welcome

    • ARTICLE: The New Rules of Growth vs. Profitability

    • ARTICLE: Build a Better Small Business Budget

    • TOOL: GrowthWheel Profitability Tool

    • VIDEO: 1863 Cash Projection Tool Walk Through

    • TOOL: 1863 Weekly Cash Projection Tool

  • 5

    Session 4: Sales

    • Sales Welcome

    • ARTICLE: The B2B Digital Inflection Point - How Sales Have Changed During COVID-19

    • ARTICLE: The Art of Selling (GrowthWheel)

    • ARTICLE: How COVID-19 is changing the world of beauty (McKinsey)

    • VIDEO: Selling Online through Amazon

    • Direct-To-Consumer_Guide from Shopify

    • VIDEO: Creating Business Value

    • TOOLS: Sales Resources and Worksheets

  • 6

    Session 5: Outsized Growth

    • Outsized Growth Welcome

    • ARTICLE: How Small Business M&A Goes Wrong (Management Today)

    • ARTICLE: What to Include in a Partnership Agreement

    • ARTICLE: Exit for Beginners (GrowthWheel)

    • AUDIO: Imran Ahmad joins Nick on the Full Ratchet to discuss Due Diligence

    • AUDIO: Interview with Nick Jean-Baptiste from Jacmel Partners

    • TOOLS: Growth Resources and Worksheets