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BUS 16 — Governance for Startup Board Members

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tues/Thurs
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Jan 22—Feb 21
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 4
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $665
Instructor(s): SC Moatti
Status: Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. Please see below for the full schedule.
Winter
On-campus
Tues/Thurs
6:30—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Jan 22—Feb 21
4 weeks
Drop By
Feb 4
2 Units
Fees
$665
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
SC Moatti
Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. Please see below for the full schedule.
FULL SCHEDULE: Tuesday, January 22; Thursday, January 24; Tuesday, January 29; Thursday, January 31; Tuesday, February 5; Thursday, February 7; Tuesday, February 12; Thursday, February 21.

Board members are the stewards of a business and it is their responsibility to maximize the value of the business they oversee for the benefit of shareholders. They represent investors and play a powerful role in the success (and too often, failure) of startup companies. But how do you effectively serve in this often challenging role? How do you make sure the dynamics in your board rooms are highly functional? How do you embrace accountability without responsibility? Students will learn what roles and responsibilities come with the title of board member; how board members are selected and compensated; and how they protect themselves. They will also learn how boards can, and must, work well together and what is required of them during key moments, including fundraising, CEO replacement, bankruptcy, company sale, and IPO. The course focuses on the specific role of board members of fast-growing startup companies and combines lectures, high-profile guest speakers, and practical examples. Whether you are the founder of a company just setting up your first board of directors, an aspiring startup board member, or an experienced board member with years of startup service, this course will help you be a more effective and resourceful member of the board of directors.

SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital

SC Moatti is the managing partner of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm and Products That Count, one of the largest networks of early adopters in the world. She has served on public and private boards and has been an early stage investor for over a decade. Previously, she built products at Facebook, Nokia, and Electronic Arts that billions of people use. She received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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