Corporate Venturing 2 Day Program | Warsaw

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Warsaw | 13 – 14 June 2017

13 – 14 June 2017

  • 2 Day Program
  • 10.00 13 June to
  • 16.30 14 June 2017

Course info

Our 2-Day Corporate Venturing programs

provide key principles and approaches to corporate venturing. Great for executives that want to enhance their corporate venturing approach, the program gives a framework and offers insights and shared learning. Executives who have been venturing for some time have used these programs as an opportunity to broaden their understanding of venturing, and consider new geographies & sectors with peers from other leading organizations.


This Program Aims to:

  • Accelerate your understanding of corporate venturing to build your knowledge and skills in corporate venturing
  • Enhance the capabilities of executives, venture teams and stakeholders responsible for supporting venturing
  • Provide an understanding of CVC language, approaches and develop a strategy for corporate venturing that suits your own organization.



Who Attends?

The participants in the program will be executives from leading global organizations who are driving or considering corporate venturing and innovation programs.
Managing directors of corporate venturing units, venture team members, champions of venturing in business units, senior executives in corporates, partners and service organizations involved in corporate venturing. Recent participants from the over 200 attendees have included ARM, Aviva, BAT, BP, BMW, Caterpillar, Evonik, IBM, McLaren, US Cellular, Visteon and many more.

  • Great content such as the 5Ps of Innovation and Venturing – Purpose, Process, People, Partners, Performance
  • Strategic innovation and venturing objectives
  • Different processes for Venturing and types of CVC
  • Corporate perspective on term sheets
  • Discussion on CVC issues in real case study
  • Partnering with VCs, Incubators, Universities, advisors and the Corporate Venturing eco-system
  • Performance measures and the means of reporting strategic and financial benefits
  • Great Networking for deal flow and eco system building

See GCV Academy videos on our YouTube Channel

Benefits of Participation Include:

  • Increased effectiveness and efficiency, leading to:
  • Faster capability development to make better investment and partnering decisions
  • More effective communication and working with core business to drive strategic benefit
  • Greater chance of building a successful CVC business
  • Enhanced deal flow
  • Better understanding and decisions on investments
  • Creating more engagement from the investment

team, business units and other stakeholders

  • Drive true value of CV with the corporate strategic value

This program will not cover the detail of deal VC investment training covered by organizations such as the BVCA and EVCA.


Andrew Gaule
GCV Academy

Andrew for over 15 years has been advising and working with leading corporates to set up Corporate Venturing and Open Innovation programs. Andrew is working in a range of strategic programs in corporates, building team capabilities, supporting drive of new ventures and building Innovative New Value ChainsTM in corporates in Europe, USA and Asia in the advisory firm, Aimava.

Paul Morris

Paul has over 20 years of Corporate Venture Capital experience. He set up the CVC unit of Dow Chemical Europe in 1996 and ran this for 15 years. During this time he made over 50 investments across all sectors, comprising direct deals in start-ups and VC fund Limited Partner positions. He interacted with a broad range of syndicate partners in attending over 300 portfolio company board meetings. Paul now leads the CV efforts of UK government DIT and interacts with over 100 CV units globally.

Speakers being confirmed from leading global Corporate Venture and Innovation Units with expert legal input. See previous speakers in our team area.

Course info

Great Content, Discussion & Networking

Venue:The Heart Warsaw
Pl. Europejski 1, 00-844,
Warsaw, Poland


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Prices start at £1,247.50 with multi-buy ticket.
Accommodation not included


10.00 13 June to
16.30 14 June 2017

Networking dinner on 13 June with additional guests.


Enquiries: Contact Andrew Gaule:
Tel: +44 (0) 7798 616 934


The GCV Academy offers deals when you register early or with partners. Multi-Buy tickets are for multiple attending a location or different locations for a team.

See for programs in Europe, USA and China.


PLUS: Join the Academy Alumni at

GCV Symposium – London being held May 2017

After registering for this program use discount code “ACADEMY30” to register

for your 30% Discount