Why startup governance needs to top your priority list

Learn how to gain investor trust through startup governance.

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Event Details


01 July 2020 12:00 PM (CET) | 03:30 PM (IST)


Free. Participation by registration only.

With the intense focus on technology and innovation right from ideation, startups seldom give a high priority to governance. In innovative companies, growth can happen at a rapid pace. It is important to ensure proper controls and processes are in place, for simplifying and expediting decision making as well to gain investors’ confidence.

This webinar aims to shed light on how to implement startup governance and make it a strategic tool for your success.


Poyni Bhatt is a qualified legal and compliance professional, turned to technology business incubation by chance, helping entrepreneurs for over a decade. She has an experience of three decades in industry and academia. She is a founding team member of SINE, the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, and has been managing the incubator since 2004. She is a member of several Indian government committees on innovation, entrepreneurship and incubation, and also a member on the boards of several incubators in India. 
Poyni Bhatt
Michael Hilb is the founder and CEO of DBP Group, serves on various boards and teaches strategy, entrepreneurship and corporate governance at universities in Asia and Europe. He is a titular professor at the University of Fribourg and holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen. He was a visiting fellow at INSEAD and Harvard University and completed executive education programs at IMD, INSEAD, HBS and MIT.
Michael Hilb
Entrepreneur, Board Member and Professor / Innosuisse

Who should attend?

      • Swiss and Indian startups
      • Swiss and Indian researchers aspiring to be entrepreneurs

What will you gain insights on?

      • What is Startup Governance? Why is it relevant to any startup?

      • How can Governance help a startup in emerging markets? Do international governance standards apply to these startups?

      • Is Startup Governance “costly”?

      • Board of Directors: Role and Composition
        – What is commonly regarded as a well-constituted board?
        – What is the board’s role? How many times a year should a board meet?
        – What is an independent director? What value can an independent director bring to my company? How do I trust independent directors with confidential information?
        – What is the role of the chair of the board of directors? Why should we split the roles of chair and CEO?

      • Shareholder Issues
        – What governance issues do investors look at before investing in my business?

      • Disclosure Issues
        – Disclosure and transparency may harm my competitive position in the market, so why should I disclose more information?

Register to attend

If you wish to participate, kindly register here. For more details, write to innovation@nullswissnexindia.org.