Options – how to motivate your employees like in a startup?

The training focuses on motivating employees through option programs, exploring various legal aspects and implementation methods of this topic. The training is divided into three parts to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the subject.

  • How to motivate your employees like in a startup?

What makes motivating employees in startups unique and how does it differ from traditional companies? We will explain why options are so popular in startups and how they help create team motivation and a sense of togetherness. Additionally, we will focus on the legal aspects that affect option programs.

  • Options – how, why and for whom?

In the second part, we will discuss specific implementation methods of options. How to create option plans, what are their main objectives, and how do they contribute to the company’s success? We will also address to whom options are typically offered to and what their implications are for both employees and the company. In this section, we will also focus on the obligations arising from option programs under the law, including taxation.

  • What are the stock option programs of different companies?

In the third part, we will explore various option programs that companies use. We will analyze the different approaches to offering options in startups, large corporations, and small to medium-sized enterprises. Additionally, we will discuss how these programs can vary depending on the company’s size, industry, and objectives. Participants will learn about best practices that can be implemented according to their company’s needs.

In conclusion, this training will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to motivate employees through option programs, covering practical implementation methods as well as legal obligations.

Attendees will learn how to create and manage effective option plans and adapt them to their specific company requirements. The training will also help them understand the benefits and challenges of different option programs.

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Trainer: Taavi Kõiv

Hedman’s senior associate Taavi advises clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions and business law, as well as in matters related to financial market regulations and business licenses. He has experience in drafting financing agreements, option agreements and company law documents, advising on company divisions and cross-border mergers.
Taavi also advises clients in the incorporation and management of various legal entities and investment funds (limited partnerships and EuVECA’s).

Trainer: Kati Pino

Hedman’s senior associate Kati provides legal assistance to clients in all corporate and contractual matters, whether the company is just starting its operations or has been in the market for a long time. Kati has extensive experience in advising startup entrepreneurs, including all aspects of fundraising, options, cross-border mergers, and jurisdictional flips. She also advises entrepreneurs on various intellectual property issues, from trademarks to social media assets, ensuring that the client’s intellectual property portfolio is well-drafted, functional, and skillfully managed.

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