Harvard: Boards for Startups: A Key to Success

  • December 1, 2021
December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 am – 6:00 am Australia/Sydney Timezone
Harvard: Boards for Startups: A Key to Success

Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affiliates,

We have been invited to another Harvard Online Seminar.

Boards serve a critical role for established corporations and startups alike. An ideal board can be a critical tool for success helping the entrepreneur in many dimensions- from refining strategic direction to gaining skills and expertise, from demonstrating credibility and legitimacy to expanding a network of investors and customers. How can a startup build a successful board? What are some of the considerations entrepreneurs should have?

In this special series, we are joined by four leading experts who will discuss what it takes to build a successful board, why diversity and inclusion on boards is no longer optional, how startups can build and leverage boards for success and finally what considerations VC and private equity must take into account in structuring high-performing boards.

  • Why boards are critical to business success

  • How to build a successful board

  • Why diversity, inclusion and ESG are no longer optional

  • How startups can leverage board expertise

  • What skills are necessary to be an effective board member

  • Critical elements for VCs and Private Equity firms to consider

This special series is in collaboration with The Virtual Advisory Board.

This is part (3) of a (4) Part Series.

Part 1: Boards: Best Practices, Trends and Keys for Success

Part 2: Buzz Words No Longer: The Crucial Role of ESG and Diversity on Boards

Part 3: Boards for Startups: A Key to Success

Part 4:  Board Structuring – Considerations for PE & VC-Backed Businesses

Event Moderator: Philip Guarino, AB ’92, HAE Paris Chair

About Nirit Harel CEO Impact Manhattan, Impact Tel Aviv

A veteran of the Israeli start-up environment, where she successfully positioned ventures for growth, public offering and acquisition, including MRV Communications which subsequently reached a valuation of $5B (NASDAQ MRVC).

Nirit Harel serves as Chair of Intergam Communications Ltd, one of Israel’s most respected tech innovation and EC development consultancies. She serves as global Chair of the YPO Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network, was most recently selected as a regional honoree of the prestigious YPO Hickok Distinguished Service Award, and is the recipient of the organization’s most innovative event award.

Ms. Harel is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, Israeli innovation and triple bottom line.

The Oxbridge Team

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