There are TONS of blog posts, videos, and research grazing the internet talking about how to build a board of directors at a startup. I did a couple hours of research and compiled what I feel are the best resources on this topic.
To get things started, lets clear the air about the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors.
Below is a list of blogs and other sites with viewpoints on assembling a board of directors in a startup.
Building a Board of Directors for an Entrepreneurial Startup Business Venture
Jason Goldberg- CEO at Fab.com
Managing the Board of Directors in a Startup
Building a Great Board
Fred Wilson’s Blog-VC at Union Square Ventures
How to Build a Good Board
The Board of Directors- Selecting, Electing & Evolving
ATV Capital-VC Firm
14 Rules for Managing a Board of Directors
The Roach Post:
Here are some videos, that may give you a better perspective.
This case is very thorough at 27 pages and completed by business experts.
Harvard Business Review
If you found this post resourceful, please take a moment to vote it up on Quora!