VDOs and legal structures: Pros and cons of different strategies to build or expand your organization
The “venture development organization” label describes an entity that offers broadly similar services (technology development, entrepreneurial support and capital access), but the legal structures composing VDOs can vary greatly. This facilitated discussion will consider the benefits and disadvantages of leveraging different legal structures, including subsidiary entities, for-profits and CDFIs, to support a VDO’s work.
- Kristy Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Rev1 Ventures
- Eva Doss, President & CEO, The Launch Place
- Marnie LaVigne, President & CEO, LaunchNY
- Jason Rittenberg, Policy and Development Director, SSTI