Creating Your Board: An Overview of Startup Board Best Practices

September 19, 2016 ◦ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Twin Cities Startup Week Official Event

Join seasoned startup advisors for a panel discussion that will provide entrepreneurs, investors and startup CEOs and CFOs with the current best practices for creating, running and understanding the framework and expectations of a startup board.

Panelists will cover the basics and provide attendees with guidance on the issues a board must cover as well as those they should cover. Are you wondering: am I doing things right? Attend this discussion and get these questions answered:

  • What is a board?
  • What is its purpose of the board?
  • How are directors elected?
  • How are directors removed?
  • What are the duties of directors?
  • What is an interested party / conflict transaction?
  • What corporate actions must be approved by the board?
  • What corporate actions should the board approve?
  • How does the board make decisions?
  • How is a meeting of the board called?
  • Who is responsible for calling and managing board meetings?
  • What happens at a typical board meeting?
  • What does a typical board presentation look like?
  • What should be included in minutes of the meeting of the board?
  • What does a written action or consent of the board look like?
  • Are there any decisions that should or should not be made by written action or consent?

Panelists include:

Jeff Hinck, Rally Ventures
Eric Madson, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Mark McGuire, gener8tor Minnesota
Kevin Spreng, Startup and Venture Capital Attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Fredrikson & Byron’s Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises Group is excited to be a part of Twin Cities Startup Week and we hope you’ll join us to learn more about Startup Board Best Practices.


2:30 p.m.                Registration
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.     Panel Discussion and Q&A

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The Pitch
807 Broadway St NE, Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55413


Please contact Karin Peterson at with any questions.