A practical introduction to board meetings for startups — Legislate

What is a board meeting?

How often is a board meeting held?

Can board meetings be held virtually?

How do you organise a board meeting?

How do you run a board meeting?

Appointing a chair




  • The company name, number, the date, location and start time of the meeting
  • The location of the meeting and if it is held in person in the board room or remotely
  • The names of directors present at the meeting including if they attended in person or virtually
  • The names of directors who did not attend and sent apologies
  • The name of the director acting as chair
  • Whether a quorum is present.
  • The names of any others in attendance, such as the company secretary and any other invitees.
  • Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
  • Any declarations of conflicts of interest or authorisations of directors’ conflicts
  • Items discussed or approved at the meeting

After a board meeting

About Legislate



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Charles Brecque

Charles Brecque

Charles Brecque is the Founder & CEO of Legislate. Find out more: https://www.legislate.tech