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Small Business and Entrepreneur Event

Presented by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC

May 13, 2014

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program

Creating an Effective Advisory Board

Join the NVTC Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee to discuss the process and importance of aligning your company with an effective and motivated advisory board to help weather the storms and exceed your goals. An expert panel will discuss:

  • How to select who you need to get your business where you want it to be while enabling you to develop exceptional leadership skills
  • How to compensate your advisors (monetary, non-monetary and types of equity-based compensation)
  • How to associate them into your organization with the right legal documents and communications and change management strategies to minimize disruption and achieve greatest effectiveness
  • How to leverage your advisors for business development, networking, process development and more
  • How to constantly evaluate and evolve the board as your organization grows
  • How to exit advisors when they no longer fit


Lawrence R. Bard, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Bobby C. Christian, Founder and Managing Partner, iMPACT Ventures LLC and iMPACT Venture Capital Group LLC
Marissa Levin, CEO, Successful Culture; Chairman, Information Experts
Stefan T. Midford, President and CEO, Natural Insight


Platinum Sponsors: Aronson LLC; Knobbe Martens; Morrison & Foerster
Gold Sponsors: Ballston BID; Cox Business
Silver Sponsors:Loudoun Economic Development; Thompson Greenspon
Bronze Sponsor: Micronic Technologies
Location Sponsor: AOL

The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
The Chief Storyteller; Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; Panacea Consulting; Virginia Department of Business Assistance

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here

44900 Prentice Drive
Dulles, VA
Directions to AOL

Member: $ 25.00
General Audience: $ 45.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 35.00
General Audience: $ 55.00

Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.


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