Join us for some pizza and conversation at our Tech Tuesday event. We will be talking about how, why, and when to build an advisory board for your startup. Some of the questions we will discuss:
- What are the benefits of having an advisory board?
- At what point do you need an advisory board?
- What's the difference between a board of directors and an advisory board?
- How do you compensate your directors and/or advisors?
- What's required of a board member?
- How long do you keep board members?
Mike Crill will be leading this event. Mike is the Managing Director of Atlas Accelerator, the largest venture accelerator in the U.S.. Atlas is a team of 30 tech professionals working in accounting, HR, sales, marketing, and development to help start-ups get to the next level. Atlas invests about $2MM in seed-stage companies each year and is one the top ten seed-stage investors in the country. Mike has sat on over 30 boards for public and private companies and advised over 100 startups. As an advisor, Mike focuses on funding strategy, corporate governance, go-to-market strategy, board and executive compensation, and contracts. He began his work in startups as a CFO where we served over 75 companies in that capacity.
Mike's prior work history includes assignments as a division controller and plant manager with AlliedSignal, an operations analyst with Data General, as a cost accounting consultant and, earlier, an officer supporting the US Army's elite 82nd Airborne division. He left active duty as a Captain in 1989, having contributed to winning the Cold War (you’re welcome). Mike holds BS from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, with majors in Finance, Personnel and Industrial Relations, and Managerial Law and a Military Science minor. Mike graduated at the top of his class with an MBA from Duke University.
RSVPs are required. This event is limited to 25 people so don't wait to register. The ticket price covers lunch and drinks.