Building a Founding Team

December 12, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Science and Technology Center, Lasell University, Newton, MA Register!

Speaker Slides

Managing Team

Ananya Zutshi, Co-founder and CEO of Guardian Bio

Founders Agreement

Peter Grupp Partner at Lawson & Weitzen, LLP

121223 PanelBoard

Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at Lasell University, Newton, MA or online via Zoom.

This event will help navigate answering: Who do I need on the team? How do I manage the team to High Performance? What should a Founder’s Agreement include?

We will start with identifying the founding team roles, how to attract talent, and prioritizing the hiring based on the founder’s strengths. Then, we will move to processes and techniques to manage the founding to high performance. And we will end with creating a Founders Agreement.

Event Schedule

December 12, 2023
6:00 pm ET
In-person registration and networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.



Tony Martignetti

Chief Inspiration Officer and Founder of Inspired Purpose Partners

At Inspired Purpose Partners, we are on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. We guide leaders who are ready to be elevated by clarifying their focus so they can transform their professional lives and realize their true potential.


Ananya Zutshi

Co-founder and CEO of Guardian Bio

Co-founder and CEO of Guardian Bio, a cancer therapeutics platform creating cell therapies based on the natural controller of the immune response – dendritic cells.

Former Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard Business School. MS/MBA, Harvard Business School and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Previously a Project Manager at a pharma/biotech contract manufacturing and development company.

Dedicated to being a technically adept leader, capable of bringing effective, higher quality cancer therapies to the clinic faster to benefit patients.


Grupp Peter

Peter Grupp

Partner at Lawson & Weitzen, LLP

Experienced, driven, and effective attorney guiding clients through even the most difficult transactions, anticipating issues and designing a cost-effective solutions and resolutions.

Moderator & Organizer

Skiba Dan

Dan Skiba

Managing Director, Skiba Advisory Associates; VP Printed Electronics, Chasm Advanced Materials; Vice-Chair, Programs, Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation, and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market. My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle, and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration. By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.


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