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Considerations When Joining a Startup

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Startups provide employment exciting opportunities to our community. Examples are full-time employment, part-time, advising, consulting, joining boards, etc.

But, startups generally pay less in salary than more established employers. Then, why would you want to consider working for startup? And how can you understand the implication of equity-based compensation?

We have assembled a panel with a founder, a financial advisor and a lawyer that can help put context to this puzzle.

For instance:
-How does compensation in startups compare with "traditional" employment?
-What is equity-based compensation? Vesting schedules?
-Can I do consulting and get paid in stock? What are the tax implications?

- Aaron Keenan, Founder of Sonex Health, Inc.
- Rob Landgraf, CFP, Director RSM US Weath Management LLC
- Gregory Griffiths, Dunlap and Seeger PA

- Xavier Frigola, PhD. Director of Entrepreneurship for RAEDI.