Start Smart Series - Corporate Structure for Startups

14 June 2017


Innovation & Collaboration Centre
Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building
City West Campus

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Start Smart Series - Corporate Structure for Startups

When starting a business, it is essential to find the structure that will best support your goals as well as protecting you and your assets. It is important to plan for the future when deciding on which business structure is right for you; what works for one business may not necessarily be right for yours.

Kain Lawyers Corporate Director, Gerry Cawson, will take you through the pros and cons of various business structures and how they may benefit or inhibit your start-up, as well as highlight some key areas in shareholder agreements that you need to be aware of from the get go.

Noelle Smit, Teamgage co-founder will be sharing her experience with corporate structure, their challenges and learnings to date, providing a startup perspective to this important step of setting up a successful enterprise.

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Gerry Cawson

With over twenty years’ local and international experience and multiple awards, Gerry is the lawyer clients go to for advice on business structuring, M&A transactions and capital raising. Gerry is the trusted advisor to countless clients, helping them buy and sell businesses, raise capital (from private equity or capital markets), list on stock exchanges and negotiate their joint ventures and day-to-day commercial arrangements. Gerry is regularly named ‘Best Lawyer’ in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and commercial law.

Noelle Smit

Noelle co-founded Teamgage with Ben Smit in 2014 with an idea to help workplaces create a culture of continuous improvement. Teamgage, launched commercially in 2016, and is an online solution that helps large organisations identify engagement and performance barriers, and equips teams and managers at all levels to address those challenges.

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