SDF - Startup Director Fundamentals

Course Description This course provides a broad-based understanding of what directors, startup founders and new business owners need to know about the best practices in establishing and growing startup businesses, the essentials of corporate governance and fundraising, and their implications for business strategies.

The investor community will share their knowledge and experience with participants on business models and fundraising. The session will also incorporate sharing of founder-cum-investor success stories and discussion of the unique challenges of startups.
Course Objectives
  1. Explain the startup ecosystem, the unique roles and responsibilities of a startup board.
  2. Explain the key components of a startup constitution and board governance structure.
  3. Explain key risk management and internal control parameters.
  4. Highlight the gaps that could undermine investor confidence, and the limits and constraints that startup founders must work within to protect, grow and guide the startup for the long-term.
  5. Evaluate fundraising options for startups.
Course Outline
  1. Overview of startup directorships.
    • Startup board roles at different stages of the company's growth.
  2. Startup funding options and government grants/support in Singapore.
    • Different modes of funding: seed, angel, venture capital, Series A/B/C rounds (private equity) and tips for approaching the investor community.
    • Grants through Enterprise Singapore, and other governmental bodies.
  3. Key components of financial management for startups.
    • Financial reporting fundamentals for boards and regulatory bodies.
    • Term sheet fundamentals for structuring business proposals.
    • Importance of equity and control at every stage of funding.
Level Fundamentals.
Target Audience
Startup founders and directors and those involved in the management and governance of startups including startup founders, angel investors and venture capitalists.
Course Duration Half day (lunch provided).
Delivery Presentations, interactive sessions and Q&A.
Cost SID Member : $250 (excl. GST); $267.50 (incl. GST).         
Non-SID Member : $350 (excl. GST); $374.50 (incl. GST).
CPD Hours 3 hours.


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