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BUS 16 — Governance for Startup Board Members

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tues/Thurs
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 sessions
Date(s): Feb 1—Feb 24
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Feb 3
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $680
Instructor(s): SC Moatti
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (PT); 4 weeks, February 1 – February 24
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Winter
Live Online(About Formats)
Tues/Thurs
6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Feb 1—Feb 24
8 sessions
Refund Date
Feb 3
2 Units
Fees
$680
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
SC Moatti
Recording
No
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (PT); 4 weeks, February 1 – February 24
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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 formal authority? 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 will focus 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
Founder and Managing Partner, Mighty Capital; Founder, Products That Count

SC Moatti leads venture capital investments in early growth companies that transform business and life at scale, and she serves on the boards of both public and private companies. She also founded one of the largest networks of product managers in the world. She received an MBA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.