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A critical component to success for a startup or early stage company is the construction of proper governance and board oversight, but often many questions surround the “how” and “when.” In this session, the National Association of Corporate Directors will address when to form a board, board selection, composition and compensation, the “nuts and bolts” of startup boards and common pitfalls to avoid.

The discussion will be moderated by Diana Murakhovskaya, Partner, Artemis Fund, featuring speakers:

  • Chris Staffel, Director, Houston Community ToolBank;
  • Rick Timmins, Director, National Angel Capital Association; and
  • Sandy Wallis, Weathergage Capital.

Attendees will gain insights on:

  • When to form a board
  • Board, size composition and balance
  • Advisory boards versus boards
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • “Nuts and Bolts” of startup boards
  • Lessons from the trenches from venture capital, angel investors and entrepreneur perspective


  • 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Check-in and networking
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Introduction and panel discussion
  • 7:00 p.m. - Networking Reception

Cost: Members Free | Non-Members Free

Questions? Becky White | 832-369-7710 | becky@NACDttc.org

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