Deal Files

Deal Files

Important Note:

This page provides access to the documents and materials used in the teaching of Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing - 2d Ed. The authors are in the process of preparing the 3d edition of the casebook, which the publisher expects to release in time for the fall 2018 semester. Thus, instructors should plan to continue teaching out of the 2d edition for the 2017-2018 academic year. The authors will be adding certain updated material to the Deal Files page in the meantime (under Lecture Notes) to reflect major changes in the law. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Shannon Treviño at or Professor Therese Maynard at  

Access. Access to these materials requires a password. If you are a faculty member that has adopted or will be adopting the second edition of the Maynard & Warren casebook, email Professor Shannon Treviño at with your contact information and situation and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Materials Available. Available for download are Word versions of a syllabus template and the lecture notes as well as supplemental teaching materials, and forms of the graded writing assignments, including the assignment memoranda and the documents to be reviewed or to be used as precedent in the drafting exercise, with several variations. We believe these writing assignment materials are a fundamental element of the “integrated learning” teaching innovations that makes our approach to Business Planning unique. 

In addition, for the Graded Writing Assignments we offer sample graded responses and grading rubric forms. We also provide sample graded papers to show what we are seeking to achieve in providing feedback on these assignments.      

If you have your password, please click on any of the following links to go directly to the Syllabus, Lecture Notes, or Graded Writing Assignments pages. Once you have entered your user name and password, you may navigate freely between the Faculty-Only pages.