Founders Circle

Networking & Workshop ‘Founder Relations and Dilemmas’

November 23rd, 2017 @ Startup village, Antwerp

For start-up entrepreneurs, networking events are crucial to get in touch with industry members, to learn from the examples of peers and to establish partnerships for the future.

That is why imec hosts the Founders Circle networking events. Twice a year, it brings together the innovative and creative founders of the imec.istart businesses – in a relaxed atmosphere, with drinks and appetizers.

In this edition, we’ll also treat you to an interactive workshop on (legal) issues which founders of today’s tech ventures are facing. Our invited speakers from Cresco I Business Law Firm are David Dessers (Managing Partner) and Yannick Verrycke (Senior Associate).

Workshop: Founder Relations and Dilemmas

This 60-minute workshop by Cresco’s senior lawyers will provide you with expert guidance on the optimal manner to structure the relationships between founders of a technology venture. Proper checks and balances are required to ensure that the right incentives and retention mechanisms govern the relations between founders and between companies and other key employees. On the agenda:

  • Balanced ownership arrangements between founders
  • Stability of shareholding and required continued employment
  • Good leaver - bad leaver arrangements
  • Management and conflict resolution
  • Compensation principles
  • Equity incentive plans for key employees
  • Retention arrangements in capital raising rounds and M&A transaction

At the end of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to discuss any specific questions or concerns with the Cresco expert. Make the most of this free learning moment and put your own cases on the table. Please mail your questions upfront to Nadia Van de Maele.

Cresco is a premier business law firm serving the business and legal needs of entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies, and investors. Cresco’s lawyers combine years of international legal experience with business expertise acquired through extensive in-house experience at leading companies active in a broad range of sectors and industries.

Practical information

  • Startup village Antwerp - Lange Gasthuisstraat 29, Antwerpen (Google Maps)
  • November 23rd, 2017
  • 18u00 - 22u00
  • Workshop starts at 19u00 – Networking drinks from 20u00 until 22u00

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