Recruiting World-Class Board Members

Source: Venturebeat, May 2011

One of the most important things you will do as the founder of a start-up is assemble your board. And if you take the proper time and care to assembled a knockout collection of members to fill those chairs, there’s a lot to gain. The question is: How can you attract world-class board members to your start-up, especially if you’re in the very early stages?

  1. Start early
  2. Define your mission
  3. Ask yourself big questions
  4. Put together your dream list
  5. Leverage existing connections
  6. Build a relationship first
  7. Ask questions that matter to you
  8. Avoid “No”
  9. Don’t give up
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