Founders Shareholders' Agreement
A shareholder agreement is a validation that startup has become more than a dream, an idea or a product.
It is THE core document defining founders roles, rights & responsibilities, ownership levels, rules for shareholder entry & exit situations, vesting, confidentiality, intellectual property rights (IPR's) and more.
Asking about the SHA is one of the first questions on professional investors, lenders or advisors due diligence checklist.
The focus of this eLearning module is on the key elements in building the founding team and team commitment, using the founder's shareholder agreement (SHA) as the key "tool" and framework. On the shareholder agreement topic, we focus specifically on the business logic, process, benefits and value of making a shareholder agreement (less about the legal side).
The format of this recorded SHA Module is a combination of training, Q&A session and open discussion conducted by Valto Loikkanen, an experienced international serial entrepreneur. This workshop is an individual portion of the holistic Growth Academy, 'Discovering the startup world' -startup entrepreneurship & innovation training curriculum to build understanding about the startup world through startup development phases -framework.
The Module is most valuable for founders and entrepreneurs at the formation and early validation phases that are forming their founding teams, specifically aimed at startup founders and founding team members, as well as for other team members looking to join an early stage startup in "sweat-equity" types of positions (freelancers, advisors, trainees etc.).
Additionally, this module is aimed at startup ecosystem supporting organizations team members that are working with new startup founders in helping their core founding teams and commitment to their venture.
Some of the points you will get answers to:
"I attended your excellent webinar yesterday and want to thank you very much for your answers to my questions. The event was fantastic!"
Wolfgang A. Haas
"Webinar: Founders Shareholders' Agreement and Team Building Workshop -was very helpful for me. I am at the beginning of a new venture for the first time. Valto's expertise is outstanding and one could see that he really knows what he's talking about. There are so many aspects to be considered and they are all addressed and will help me to have clarity and awareness for my future business process. Thank you!"
William L. Paulin, Ph.D., PaulinNeal Executive Mentors
"Valto is active, aggressive, committed and successfully experienced in real, global entrepreneurship. He gets it, and is producing an organization and services that can make a real difference for global entrepreneurs. I strongly recommend him."
eLearning Module, Presentation Materials and Editable Version of Shareholder's Agreement Template for Private Use.
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About the workshop
This SHA workshop has been delivered several dozens of times as offline workshop format for hundreds of new founders, with extremely positive feedback. After few years of refinements, we want to expand the availability and reach of this key knowledge also via webinar format.