Finley Launches Governance Workshop Specifically for StartUps

Following on the successful launch of its online Governance Workshops this past Spring, Finley is thrilled to officially launch its Governance X StartUps Workshop. Specifically designed for founders, investors, startup employees, and anyone interested in the space, this interactive Workshop is co-lead by Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky (Calgary, Canada) and Jeff Homer (Denver, USA).

Objectives of the Workshop:

  1. Introduce key Governance principles and terminology.
  2. Present a roadmap that entrepreneurs can use to begin to develop their governance framework.
  3. Understand the non-financial elements of an investor term-sheet and how they will affect your life.
  4. Learn from others through live case studies.

Questions that will be answered:

  • What does it mean to have a Board?
  • What role do Investors play on that Board?
  • What governance structures have other startups developed and why?
  • What kind of documentation should founders have in place?
  • How do I protect myself as a founder? An investor?

Rebecca and Jeff will welcome their fist official cohort on March 19, 2021 from 2-4pm. The Workshop is 2hrs long and is priced at $75 + GST. The cohorts will be kept small ~10-15 participants, to optimize learning and provide lots of opportunity to ask questions. It will be run like an MBA class and meld theory with case based learning. There will be an accompanying Workbook for all participants. If you are interested in participating, please email Rebecca: rebecca@finleyandassociates.com 

More about Jeff (Denver, USA):

Jeff Homer founded Ensemble Music Schools while working at Independence Capital, a Denver-based multi-family office he joined in 2018. There he was one of three employees responsible for managing the firm’s public equity portfolio across all sectors. Prior to joining Independence Capital, Jeff was an Associate at Reservoir Capital, a $5B AUM private equity firm in NYC. Prior to joining Reservoir, Jeff was an Associate at Bain Capital, where he focused on investments in the Media and Entertainment industry. Jeff received an A.B. degree in Economics with high honors from Harvard University.

More about Rebecca (Calgary, Canada):

Rebecca is a Management Consultant who specializes in Governance and Strategic Planning. Rebecca has worked with hundreds of Boards in the startup, private enterprise, not-for-profit and public sectors. Rebecca has been the Board Chair of Next Gen Men for the past 3.5 years and has built the organization’s governance structure from the ground up. An accomplished speaker and facilitator, Rebecca regularly lectures in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto. Rebecca has also had the privilege of being a guest speaker for MBAs/EMBAs at The Drucker School of Management based in Claremont, California (USA). Rebecca also runs a Governance Basics Blitz workshop that has welcomed participants from Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, California, Spain, and New Zealand.

To indicate your interest and learn more, reach out to us today.