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Understanding Equity: Workshop for Founders, Early Employees, and New Investors

  • CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, Lighthouse East, 20th fl Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

How to should strock be allocated among the two or three initial founders? How much of your company should you "give away"—and for what sum?

How can founders and early investors determine benchmarks for an appropriate return on invested capital? As a job seeker, when should you trade salary for equity?

What questions should you ask about your stock options as you negotiate your offer?

Stock option grants represent a way of sharing in a company’s success, but very few first-time entrepreneurs and early startup employees understand what stock options really are and how they work. This workshop will explore equity from all an angles.

Kathy Nolan, Corporate Attorney at Shoobx, has coached founders at hundreds of early-stage startups on issues ranging from founder and employee shares, to stock incentive plans, company valuations, and more. Join us for a workshop to help founders, startup employees, and new investors understand the ins and outs of equity.

This event is part of the Founding Startups track at Startup Boston 2018.

Workshop Facilitator:

Kathy Nolan, Corporate Attorney, Shoobx

Kathy Nolan works with the founders of hundreds of early stage startups and helps them use Shoobx to create incorporation, founder shares, financing, stock incentive plan, board consents, IP and HR documents, just to name a few. She also coaches startups on issues relating to Shoobx and due diligence management, working with counsel, 409a valuations, and employee option grants.

This is a Startup Boston event.

Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.