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Washington DC Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
Class F Stock
Certificate of Incorporation
Founders should read. The Institute has created a new class of common stock to protect founders, "Class F." The stock offers Founders a suite of protective provisions, 2:1 Board votes per Founder versus normal Board Members, and 10:1 share votes as compared to normal common. Participating Class F shares vest monthly without a cliff to act as compensation for founding teams, and "single trigger acceleration" allows one Founder to leave without hurting co-Founders.
Founders should read. The customized guidelines to operate the company, including paying dividends, etc.
Stock Purchase Agreement
Founders should read. The following document compliments the Form of Incorporation above.
Action by Incorporator
Required authorization form to set-up the Bylaws and the Board of Directors.
Adoption of ByLaws
Required authorization to adopt the Bylawys.
Stockholder authorization of an Employee Stock Option plan and other logistics.
Board authorization of corporate logistics.
Indemnification form for the Board of Directors.