Tech Talk Tuesday: Building Dynamic Boards

Location

Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag

Bay Colony Corporate Center, North Entrance
1000 Winter Street - Suite 4000
Waltham, MA 02451

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Date/Time

March 23, 2010 7:30AM–9:30AM

Description

The T3 program covers many of the facets of business and operational structures that technology and venture-backed companies need to be successful. In addition to financing, market opportunity, and a strong management team, the formation and balance of an effective board of directors is critical to the growth and resiliency in these challenging times. 

In this T3 session a panel of CEOs/entrepreneurs, will share their best practices of building and maintaining effective boards.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Board balance; maintaining a common strategy 
  • Reducing the inherent tension between management and investors 
  • Keeping the board strategically involved and contributing 
  • Best practices for preparing for board meetings 
  • Creating and attracting an effective mix of expertise within a board 
  • Benchmarking a board's effectiveness

Speakers: 

  • Axel Bichara, Partner, Atlas Venture
  • Carl James Yankowski, CEO and Founder, Westerham Group LLC 
  • Jarrett Collins, Managing Director, NeoCarta Ventures, Inc.