The formation of an emerging company contains many subtle and challenging issues and decisions. No issue, however, is more daunting than the pragmatic allocation of equity among founders, team members and advisors. The decisions become more problematic if certain team members, although critical to the early stages of the enterprise, are not committed to the company for the full journey. Advisors who only plan to be involved peripherally also present unique problems. Professors and other members of academia who do not plan to be involved on a full-time basis frequently believe that they should be compensated with equity as if full-time team members, or rewarded for their past contributions.
Come hear a panel of experts discuss the unique challenges and issues surrounding the allocation of equity for early-stage companies.
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