venture formationVenture Development Process



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Identifying Needs and Making Decisions

There are several critical decisions to be made at the onset of the company’s launch for NC State Innovators:

In the early days it might be necessary for NC State Innovator(s) to have positions within the startup company in order to build enough value or market traction in order to attract the proper leadership team. Ideally, the leadership team should be full time external people that are experienced in startup formation and growth and have experience in the particular industry sector.

Forming an Advisory Board

Need a balanced and diverse team with good chemistry.

Forming a Board of Directors

Additional Resources – Videos

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How to Be Startup CEO

Triangle Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources

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