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Analyze the Growth Potential for an Innovative Biometric Technology
Benoit Goyens
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Analyze the Growth Potential for an Innovative Biometric Technology

Assess the growth potential and revenue model for a novel multi-market high-tech company.

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8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Beginner
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Applying principles of Business, Finance, and Management, in this Build Project you will gather and analyze macroeconomic data, perform competition analysis, use financial modeling to project scenarios, and support strategic decisions for a high-tech software development company offering a game-changing technology in multiple markets ranging from banking, telecom, online services, and pharma.  This will be an opportunity for students to experience contributing to a real-world project involving AI, Biometrics, and data privacy.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    May 27, 2024
  • Application deadline
    June 23, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    July 8, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Lead a financial management project involving the analysis of micro/macro-economic data, evaluation of growth potential, and financial modeling for a technology company
  • Understand how financial research, analysis, and modeling are used when supporting strategic decisions
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introduction and Project Kickoff
2
Macroeconomic Data Gathering and Analysis
3
Market and Competition Analysis
4
Financial Modeling basics
5
Advanced Financial Modeling and Scenario Projection
6
Strategic Decision Support
7
Build a report
8
Final Presentation

Prerequisites

  • Have an interest in the technology/cybersecurity sector
  • Have good mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills as you will be evaluating, predicting, and supporting decisions based on data
  • Understanding of Finance or Business fundamentals associated with revenue and growth projections  
  • Basic knowledge of market and competitive analysis
  • Good communication and presentation skills

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Benoit is a Finance Build Fellow at Open Avenues, where he works with students leading projects in financial planning and strategy projects. Benoit is currently Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Operations Officer at AERENDIR with revenue and operations responsibilities on top of product and business development. Benoit has over 15 years of experience in business management. He has led product and operations management in both start-ups and international organizations providing cybersecurity solutions. He holds a degree in Management. A fun fact about Benoit: he lived in 8 different countries, spending more than 3 years in each.

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