While the right co-founder relationship can be more than the sum of its parts, there are numerous reasons why it doesn’t always work. Conflicts over who will be CEO, shareholding, salary, sales, ideas, working styles, and egos are very common. If both founders are sales driven and competitive it can create unhealthy tension, but compromise can help to channel energy and expertise. The most successful play to their strengths and ideally take ownership of sales or operations under a unifying vision. While disagreements and disputes will always arise, many use mentors, NEDs or a chairman to help them find a resolution to keep the business on track.
This dinner will look to explore, but will not be limited to:
- The ideal co-founder relationship and model
- How to define roles as part of a growth plan
- Typical and toxic challenges and how to avoid them
- Strategies for managing co-founder disputes
Please note that our venues are subject to change; always refer to email reminders one week before the event and the text message reminder the day before the event for the correct venue. Our website will also be updated in the event of a venue change.