SDF - Startup Director Fundamentals




Course description

This course seeks to provide startup founders and directors with an understanding of the startup ecosystem and the unique governance issues involved. Presenters will highlight practical and legal issues that may arise during the course of a startup journey. The roles and responsibilities of a startup board related to corporate governance and best practices in the establishment and growth of the startup are explained.

Course objectives

  1. Examine different business structures and typical composition of a startup board.
  2. Explore each stage of the startup journey and the practical and legal issues that may arise.
  3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of startup founders and directors at various stages in the lifecycle of a startup.

Course outline

  1. The startup ecosystem and regulatory environment.
  2. Corporate governance considerations for startups.
  3. Best practices and board composition.
  4. Panel discussion.


Target audience

Startup founders and directors and those involved in the management and governance of startups, including angel investors and venture capitalists.

Course duration

Half day.


Presentation with case studies, followed by panel discussion and Q&A.

Course Fee

SID members: $291.60 (incl. 8% GST)
Non-members: $421.20 (incl. 8% GST)

SID members: $280.80 (incl. 8% GST)
Non-members: $399.60 (incl. 8% GST)

CPD hours

3 hours.