(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Jan. 21, 2015 – Startup business owners may understand the benefits of a board of directors that contributes to the company's growth, but how to construct and manage an effective board is not so well understood. A Kauffman Founders School video series released today teaches entrepreneurs how to build and configure boards that help their companies thrive.
The "Startup Boards" series features insights from Brad Feld, a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor since 1987. Feld, a nationally recognized blogger and speaker on venture capital investing and entrepreneurship, believes entrepreneurs should define their desired board member characteristics with the same rigor they would devote to hiring senior executives.
In his eight-video Kauffman Founders School series releasing over the next seven weeks, Feld shares his understanding of how boards work and offers practical advice that helps startup owners decide:
Teaching entrepreneurs best practices in areas not typically covered in other training programs, Kauffman Founders School enables entrepreneurs to learn anywhere, anytime, and to immediately apply the lessons to their businesses. Other Founders School topics include:
The online education program is housed on the Kauffman Foundation's Entrepreneurship.org web platform, which offers resources, educational information and tools for entrepreneurs. It can be accessed at www.KauffmanFoundersSchool.org or via www.Entrepreneurship.org.