Startup Program

Scaling up? Start in the Boardroom

Led by two seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced board directors, this Founder experiential and active learning workshop will teach Founders about the importance of governance and your role as directors.

Do you want a business strategy blue-print? Do you want to understand how to attract investors? Do you want to be supported and celebrated through your startup journey?

There’s no one way to startup success, this program “integrates” all ingredients in the recipe to exit. The secret sauce recipe includes thinking about all facets of your company; investment/capital raise, digital, marketing & CX, technology, product & UX, talent & culture, leadership, Founder well-being & emotional resilience, risk management, financial engineering, business strategy, and going global – new market entry execution.

Many adjacent benefits can be achieved from an Advisory Board include teaching Founders grit and providing them with an emotional resilience support structure. The economic benefits can include advice on how to sell to enterprise B2B/B2G, how to scale into new markets, go global and how to get investment ready.

This active learning workshop would be most beneficial to Founders who are heading towards scale-up and considering a capital raise in the next 12 months, or already raised seed and entering Series A-D rounds or possibly considering an IPO, even newly listed companies considering bolstering their board.

The interactive engagement will allow Founders to go through the process of assembling their advisory board, to know the ideal board composition or best fit-for-purpose solution. Underpinned with traditional governance structures and advice on the core competencies, you need to master as your role as a Director, this program aims to open up your thinking as to what is possible with the governance oversight, strategic advice and emotional resilience support of a powerhouse advisory board.

Your Board Assemblers:

Andrew Donovan, a facilitator with Australian Institute of Company Directors for 15 years and a director / Chair of boards for more than two decades, his governance expertise is second to none; Andrew has a passion for entrepreneurship and collaboration to innovate.

Warwick Peel, a seasoned headhunter of two decades, his past five years has been both recruiting Non-Executives and educating Directors on their board careers. He works with startups, private companies, pre-IPO, and small-mid cap ASX listed companies on their board appointments.

Together, they’ll teach Founders a whole-of-stakeholder approach to governance and importantly, run an interactive workshop for Founders to customise their futures strategy with a hypothetical exit as the end game. Founders will learn to unlock their potential by considering appointing an A-team to push them beyond their limits.

LaunchVic’s role is: To grow Victoria’s startup ecosystem by investing in organisations and projects that support startups to scale innovative companies, and deliver benefits to the Victorian economy.

Startup Boardroom is committed to providing you with a board matrix for skills and character needs assessments, underpinned with world class human diagnostic tools to deliver the best advisors for your business.