How to Build a Board of Directors for a ClimateTech Startup

So your investor wants a seat on your board… who else should be there?



Scale For ClimateTech and Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) present: How to Build a Board of Directors for a Climate Startup.

Join us for a panel discussion with investors, startup founders, and growth strategists to hear more about building your board.

As you scale, you may find yourself needing an Advisory Board or Board of Directors to manage your business development or investor relationships. Which board is the right one? Who are the right people to serve in this prestigious position? Additional topics may include:

What does your board do?

How do you work with them best?

What should you be sharing with your board?

How to set expectations of value to deliver to the board

How NOT to give away your equity unnecessarily

How do you diversify your board?

How can the board support your Investor Readiness?

What agreements – IP/NDA/etc – should be in place?

Panelists include:

Robert Catell, Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University; Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Pete Donnelly, Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships at Stony Brook University

Marcia Mitchell, Director at NY Ventures, Board of Directors observer for Qunnect

Ari Newman, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Massive Capital Partners

Tinia Pina, Founder & CEO Re-Nuble

Moderated by Shelby Thompson, Senior Program Manager, Scale For ClimateTech at SecondMuse

About Scale For ClimateTech

Scale For ClimateTech (S4C) provides technical support throughout the manufacturing process so that founders have confidence in their path to market, make fewer mistakes, and are able to scale up production to meet demand. From early design for manufacturing (DFM) and prototype refinement, to negotiating partner and supplier agreements and managing logistics, Scale For ClimateTech is dedicated to helping you navigate time-sensitive, critical decisions throughout the full manufacturing process. Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and administered by SecondMuse and NextCorps.

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Jun 09 2022


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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