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Empowering your Startup / Scale-up: How high performing boards can drive success!

This interactive workshop will focus on answering the following questions:
What is the role of the board ?
What are the duties and liabilities of board members ?
Why governance matters for a start-up / scale-up?
What is a high performing board?
How to build the right board?

Agenda :

  • 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM: Introduction
    Brief welcome and overview of the session. Presenter introduction

  • 12:25 PM - 12:35 PM: What is the Role of the Board?
    Explore the multifaceted role of the board in setting strategic direction, overseeing management, and ensuring accountability within an organization.

  • 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM: What are the Duties and Liabilities of Board Members?
    Understand the legal duties and obligations of board members, including their duties of care, loyalty, and fiduciary duty. Learn how board members can be exposed to potential liabilities and conflicts of interest.

  • 12:50 PM - 13:00 PM: Why Governance Matters for a Start-up / Scale-up?
    Discuss the critical importance of robust governance structures for start-ups and scale-ups. Discover how good governance can attract investments, drive sustainable growth, and build credibility in the market, ultimately influencing the long-term success of emerging companies

  • 13:00 PM - 13:10PM: What is a High Performing Board? Learn how a high performing board significantly contributes to an organization's success. Discover how composition, competencies, and cultural dynamics can foster effective decision-making.

  • 13:10 PM - 13:20 PM: How to Build the Right Board?
    Learn the key considerations in assembling a competent and effective board, tailored to an organization's unique needs. Understand why it is important to recruit board members carefully.

  • 13:20PM - 13:30 PM: Q&A
    Open floor for questions and answers from the audience. Address any specific queries related to the discussed topics.

Speaker : Virginie Verdon

Virginie is an experienced chairperson and board member, who has served on numerous boards of startups and SMEs in Switzerland and France. She acts either as an independent director or representative of investors or major shareholders. She is often called by company founders to optimise their board. She helps them to assess the functioning of the board, to rethink the composition of the board and to recruit new members.

Fascinated by organizations in transition, Virginie took part in two IPOs, led a full privatization process and restructured various SMEs as well as large corporations’ departments in multicultural environments. Virginie is passionate about governance and the impact of the board on companies’ performance. This is the reason why she developed the program of the Startup Board Academy!

About The Startup Board :

The Startup Board Academy was founded in 2015 with :

More than 2’000 Alumni in Switzerland
More than 400 companies which participate to the Due Diligence session
Participants profiles:

Entrepreneurs / Founders / Founding Team
Business Angels
Corporates Investors
Corporate top managers
Experienced Board members

Event details

20.06.2024 - 20.06.2024
Time (CET)
12:15 - 14:00
Biopôle SA & The Startup Board Academy
Salle Alanine