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The Capital Network presents: How to Leverage Your Board Members & Advisors in Tough Times
In times of uncertainty, board members and advisors with expertise and experience in different areas can add great value and help you weather economic recessions by providing guidance and opening doors. It’s up to you to get the most and best from them to move your business forward.
To get through hard times, you need all the help you can get. Join us to learn:
- Differences between a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board
- How to choose and build a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board
- What to look for in an advisor (sector experience vs biz experience vs academic etc) and what traits make a good advisor
- How to communicate with the boards to build a strong relationship
- How to leverage their expertise in tough times
- How to foster a healthy and engaged board dynamic
- Considerations for Advisory Board Compensation
Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group, Sky Ventures & Walnut Ventures, Co-host of podcast On Boards
Raza Shaikh is an entrepreneur and active angel investor in the Boston area. He invests as an individual angel and also as a member of Launchpad Venture Group, Sky Ventures and Walnut Ventures. Raza’s expertise includes the range from software, ML/AI/Big Data and digital transformation, and life science.
He is a board member for private companies, start-ups and advisory boards for non-profits. Raza has a deep interest and expertise in the board & governance topic. He co-hosts the podcast On Boards.
Mentor-in-Residence at Techstars, Investor, Strategic advisor, Board member
Jennifer Jordan is a Mentor-in-Residence at Techstars. As an early-stage investor, strategic advisor, and board member, Jennifer is passionate about teams, new markets, and differentiating technology, strategy or model. Over 20 years in technology and financial services, she has worked on everything from early internet search solutions and web analytics to robotics and software used to design semiconductors. Jennifer is currently on the boards of MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge and amazing.community. She was also a board member/observer at such companies as Spiro Technologies, ClearGov, MachineMetrics, OwnerIQ, BoardOnTrack, Curoverse, Harvest Automation, Ginkgo Bioworks and Courion Corporation.
Managing Partner at Golden Seeds Ventures
Deb Kemper is a partner at Golden Seeds Ventures, focused on investing in early-stage enterprise B2B and MedTech companies. She formerly led the Boston Forum of Golden Seeds, a national angel investor group. Deb is a Board Member/Observer of Day Zero Diagnostics, 99Degrees Custom and DayOne Response.
Prior to joining Golden Seeds Ventures, she built a portfolio of over two dozen early-stage investments via Libra Global Partners, LLC. Previously, Deb was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where she served clients in the energy, utility, electronics, and healthcare sectors. Her functional experience spans manufacturing, product development, operations and strategy.
CEO & Founder; Board Director at EnergySage
Vikram Aggarwal is the CEO & Founder and Board Director at EnergySage, a leading online marketplace for solar energy systems in the U.S. EnergySage helps consumers research and comparison-shop for residential and commercial rooftop and community solar energy and battery storage systems.
Vikram is an accomplished, entrepreneurial leader with a track record with startups, scaling businesses, private equity investing and growth strategy development. He has diverse background in both mature and emerging business environments across multiple industries, including Financial Services, Residential Construction, Renewable Energy, Food, Hospitality, Health Services, and Technology – domestic and international.