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Crafting Attractive, Sustainable Compensation Packages for University Start-Up Leadership


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 2nd, 2019

For fast-growing university start-ups struggling to achieve market traction, profitability, and investment dollars to reach the next level, finding the right leadership in this pivotal growth stage is critical. A key factor, of course, is an attractive compensation package. But unlike typical employee pay packages, a CEO’s pay is usually structured to reward the executive for positive company performance and reaching specific goals or milestones. Base salary, incentives, and benefits can be part of the equation, but for companies in this early stage providing equity can be a stronger draw and a better way to align incentives.

Structuring equity can be tricky, however. CEO equity typically dilutes common shareholders, so overly generous grants will hurt TTO investment returns. Too-stingy grants, on the other hand, may dilute the CEO’s stake to a pittance and therefore create a shift in allegiance. Entering into an equity agreement takes trust on both sides of the table, and when properly structured will anchor a commitment from the CEO and can propel the business and its leadership to the next level.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has secured attorney and start-up expert Dror Futter from Rimon Law to lead this highly informative webinar. Please join us TOMORROW, October 3rd, for Crafting Attractive, Sustainable Compensation Packages for University Start-Up Leadership. For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

Also coming soon:

            · Financial Audits of Industry-Sponsored Research: What to Expect and How to Manage the Process ~ Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Posted under: Distance Learning, Tech Transfer e-News

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