For early stage companies, advisors can help develop and access capital and other funding sources, recruit talent, deploy technology and solutions to accelerate company growth. Get it right and frequently advisors will open their networks to a myriad of resources for founders. An unfocused approach to building advisors and boards or giving away too much equity to advisors can lead to wide reaching pain and longer term resentment especially when it comes to a liquidity event.
During this 2 hour workshop you will have the opportunity to learn the following:
- When to assemble an Advisory Board or Board of Directors
- How to attract and engaging the “right” advisors
- What to expect from advisors and board members
- The best way to handle meetings with advisors and board members
- How to compensate advisors and board members
- How to structure advisor agreements
Bernie Dixon has been crushing boundaries throughout her career, beginning with her service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a leading member of the first class of female officers. Her illustrious private sector career has included leading a National Security practice for Booz Allen and Hamilton in support of the White House, to multiple top Chief Information Officer positions in Fortune 100 aerospace, industrial, and defense electronics companies to leading the tech services business in the Americas at a dominant hi tech global company. In addition to her tenure as a senior executive in private industry, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Quality Committee and Technology Committee. Bernie Chairs the Board of Directors of launchpad2x, USA and most recently Chaired the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Technology Angels. She also works with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award program as a judge for the Southeast and advises several Venture Capital and Private Equity firms on portfolio companies. Her interest in increasing investment capital for women managed businesses and her passion for providing women CEOs of emerging businesses with the tools and connections to drive success in their companies led her to develop launchpad2x, one of the most innovative and successful business boot camps in the U.S. for women leaders. Six years later, the program results are astounding with 120 graduated companies, 96% still in business and a growth mode averaging 300% a year. Six companies have successfully exited. Visit launchpad2x.com to join our success.