About the Event
A board can be a pain in the butt, but it should be worth the effort; if done right, your board of directors can be a value accelerator for your company.
In fact, as a founder, your board of directors is more than a group to report to – having their experience, insight and network at hand as you scale your business, is an invaluable asset. With the right strategies, communication and processes you can really maximize that value. On the contrary, you can also spend a lot of energy and effort on bureaucratic reporting to your board, with zero impact on your business.
At PreSeed Academy, we’re done talking timing and overall opinions on startup boards. Instead, we’re ready to supply you with years of been-there-done-that and share with you, what is necessary to run effective and valuable boards in startups. More specifically, we’ll cover:
- The difference between advisory boards and formal board of directors
- The basics of a valuable board: who and when
- When to activate your board of directors
- What to communicate and how often to keep the board close and active
- and much more…
You will get the hands-on insights from both investors, founders and an active board member. We’ll top it with real-life implementable examples, and we promise you, one hour won’t feel enough.
09.00 Welcome by Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, serial entrepreneur and external lecturer at CBS.
09.05 – 09.15: Introduction by Mads Klarskov Petersen. Our very own COO and Director of Talent will introduce you to the topic, and share with you, how to lay the foundation for effective boards in startups.
09.15 – 09.30: Insights from the experienced board member Jesper Valentin Holm from Qvest.io.What are the common denominators of the well-working relationships? What motivates board members and how do you get the most value out of the board?
09.30 – 09.45: Founder story. We learn more from other peoples mistakes, so why not spend your time more wisely by learning a thing or two from someone who has already walked the path? Jonas Gyalokay from Airtame will join us and share some good stuff.
09.45 – 10.00: LIVE Q&A session facilitated by Nicolaj Højer Nielsen.
The event took place online on June 11, 2020.