SDF - Startup Director Fundamentals

Course Description The course provides directors, startup founders and new business owners with an understanding of the practical and legal issues that may arise during the course of the startup journey. The roles and responsibilities of the startup board, related to corporate governance, fundraising and best practices in the establishment and growth of the startup, are highlighted.  
Course Objectives
  1. Examine the different business structures and the typical composition of startup boards.
  2. Explore the stages of a startup journey and the practical and legal issues that may arise.
  3. Understand the roles and responsibilities of startup founders and directors, including their liabilities and legal obligations.
  4. Highlight the evolution of the board from formation through funding to exit, using different business models.
Course Outline
  1. Overview of startup directorships.
    • Basic business structures.
    • Relevant legislation.
  2. Responsibilities and liabilities.
    • Typical startup journey.
    • Directors’ roles and responsibilities.
    • Liabilities and conflicts of interest.
  3. Due diligence.
    • Startup board composition.
    • Corporate governance and best practices.
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 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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