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Founder Resilience: Why & How to build a Startup Advisory Board? (This is a Female Founders event)

Date and Time

Tue 19th Feb, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


One Roof Coworking
81 City Road, Southbank 3006

Event description

Led by two seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced board directors, this Founder led experiential and active learning workshop will teach Founders about setting up the best support structures for Founder resilience and how to best build an advisory board, governance board.

The economic benefits of an Advisory Board can include:

  1. Strategy, risk and governance
  2. How to sell to enterprise B2B/B2G;
  3. Scaling into new markets, to go global; 
  4. How to get investment ready; and
  5. Opening up networks you never thought possible.

This active learning workshop would be most beneficial to almost all Founders, from startup, to those who are heading towards scale-up and considering a capital raise in the next 12 months, or already raised seed and entering Series A-D rounds or possibly considering an IPO, even newly listed companies considering bolstering their board. (Sometimes it takes 6 month to secure your advisors) 

The interactive engagement will allow Founders to go through the process of assembling their advisory board, to know the ideal board composition or best fit-for-purpose solution. Underpinned with traditional governance structures and advice on the core competencies, you need to master as your role as a Director, this program aims to open up your thinking as to what is possible with the governance oversight, strategic advice and emotional resilience support of a powerhouse advisory board.

Your Board Assemblers:

Andrew Donovana facilitator with Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) for 15 years and a director / Chair of boards for more than two decades, his governance expertise is second to none; Andrew has a passion for entrepreneurship and collaboration to innovate.

Warwick Peela seasoned headhunter of two decades, his past five years has been both recruiting Non-Executives and educating Directors on their board careers. He works with startups, private companies, pre-IPO, and small-mid cap ASX listed companies on their board appointments. Highly networked, he thrives on connecting people into his relationships who want to change the game for their sector. 

Together, they'll teach Founders a whole-of-stakeholder approach to governance and importantly, run an interactive workshop for Founders to customise their futures strategy with a hypothetical exit as the end game. Founders will learn to unlock their potential by considering appointing an A-team to push them beyond their limits, and maybe just help prevent those mental health issues. Why can't governance structures be built to support Founders to be more resilient? 

* We are proud to be hosted by One Roof. One Roof is Australia’s leading coworking space dedicated to women-led businesses. One Roof is well known for being much more than a coworking space it is a place paving the way for women in business. It provides the tools, business support and networks that women-led businesses need to truly succeed... all under one roof. It is well known for being an amazing and supportive community. They offer a one week free trial to their coworking space and it’s a great space to host events.

Quote from Warwick about One Roof, "Sheree is a trailblazer for startups and female founders, the space rocks a #GSD and interconnected vibe and the One Roof team have CX front and centre; and it helps that their influential and trusted network is one serious community to plug into!"  

**This program is supported by LaunchVic and is available to Founders in Victoria. Our initial program is in Melbourne, with various programs coming to four major regions across Victoria.**

Register now! (You must be a Founder or Co-Founder)


What can I bring into the event? A Founder mindset to be a "learn it all" not a 'know it all', so we want you to bring a willingness to know what you don't know and mindset to think what is possible. 


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Startup Boardroom is the friend of our fellow Founders to advise startups on their best board composition and structure of advisory boards to enable them to raise seed capital, and support the Founders from Series A-to-B-to-C-to-D all the way through the ‘cap tables’ to potential exit, via trade sale or IPO.