What is an 83(b) election and why it can help founders save tax money

15 min to learn all about the 83(b) election

Shares subject to vesting? You may need to file for an 83(b) election!

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What is an 83(b) election and why it can help founders save tax money

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In this lesson, learn all about what an 83(b) Election is and when you should file for one. Find out more about the basics of what goes into an 83(b) Election, whether you need to file one every time your shares vest, and what you should do if you're not a citizen of the US

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Hannah Waters

Serial entrepreneur

I landed on Sketchnote expecting the hyped-up advice on how everyone should be an entrepreneur. Instead I found a stylish, warm and fun productivity tool that helped me along my journey as an entrepreneur, with all its ups and downs. I love the colorful mentors, especially Frances, my personal favorite. I would recommend Sketchnote to any first-time entrepreneur looking to fast-track the startup learning curve.

reviewer
Jorge Fields

Managing partner, Cupido Capital

Two years ago I got together with 22 entrepreneurs to launch Cupido Capital, an early-stage fund focused on pre-seed startups. At Cupido, we assign a mentor for every startup we invest in. Thanks to Sketchnote, our mentors can focus on providing sector-specific advice and help with networking. Sketchnote learning tools provide the nuts and bolts for building a startup, as well as practical templates such as NDAs, SHAs and ESOPs.

reviewer
Oscar Ramsey

CEO, Accelerata

Sketchnote has helped Accelerata scale our startup incubation model across different countries by providing an all-in-one learning and collaborative product suite.

reviewer
Ashish Vivekananda

Head of IEAD Rockett program

Our business school badly needed Sketchnote. It has helped us double our intake in our Rockett Labs programme for aspiring entrepreneurs among our MBA students.

reviewer
Federico Mancini

Italian student

I fell in love with Lucy Lee thanks to Sketchnote. Lucy, if you can read this, let's build a dating startup in my hometown, Capri. It's-a-beautiful!

reviewer
Hannah Waters

Serial entrepreneur

I landed on Sketchnote expecting the hyped-up advice on how everyone should be an entrepreneur. Instead I found a stylish, warm and fun productivity tool that helped me along my journey as an entrepreneur, with all its ups and downs. I love the colorful mentors, especially Frances, my personal favorite. I would recommend Sketchnote to any first-time entrepreneur looking to fast-track the startup learning curve.

reviewer
Jorge Fields

Managing partner, Cupido Capital

Two years ago I got together with 22 entrepreneurs to launch Cupido Capital, an early-stage fund focused on pre-seed startups. At Cupido, we assign a mentor for every startup we invest in. Thanks to Sketchnote, our mentors can focus on providing sector-specific advice and help with networking. Sketchnote learning tools provide the nuts and bolts for building a startup, as well as practical templates such as NDAs, SHAs and ESOPs.

reviewer
Oscar Ramsey

CEO, Accelerata

Sketchnote has helped Accelerata scale our startup incubation model across different countries by providing an all-in-one learning and collaborative product suite.

reviewer
Ashish Vivekananda

Head of IEAD Rockett program

Our business school badly needed Sketchnote. It has helped us double our intake in our Rockett Labs programme for aspiring entrepreneurs among our MBA students.

reviewer
Federico Mancini

Italian student

I fell in love with Lucy Lee thanks to Sketchnote. Lucy, if you can read this, let's build a dating startup in my hometown, Capri. It's-a-beautiful!

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