2-Day Intelligent Corporate Venturing Course, Houston, TX (USA) | 6-7 November, 2018

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Houston, TX (USA) – 6-7 November, 2018

This 2-Day Academy Course is taking place in Houston, on 6-7 November, the two days before Venture Houston 2018.

The 2-Day ‘Intelligent Corporate Venturing’ Interactive Workshop embraces The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing, delivered alongside case-studies and high-level expertise from experienced professionals in the corporate venturing ecosystem. GCV Academy courses have been highly recommended for both individuals and teams, as all participants will expand the depth of their knowledge alongside peers from other leading organisations.

Expert Speakers Include:

Charles Vaslet, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
Craig Lang, Partner, DLA Piper
Lee Sessions, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Kemal Anbarci, Managing Venture Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures
Tim Lafferty, Chief Operating Officer, Global Corporate Venturing
Paul Morris, Head, GCV Academy
Kaloyan Andonov, Reporter, Global Corporate Venturing


Tuesday 6 November

09.00  Registration and coffee
09.30  Introductions, Academy objectives, desired outcomes – Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
10.15  Global Corporate Venturing: Analytics – Kaloyan Andonov, GCV
10.45  Case Study introduction – Construct your own CVC – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
11.00  BREAK
11.15  The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
13.15  LUNCH
14.00  Intel Capital – Lee Sessions
15.30  BREAK
15.45  VC Fund – TBC
16.45  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
18.00  Wrap up
18.30  DINNER – Houston

Wednesday 7 November

08.30  Day one recap – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
08.45  Chevron Technology Ventures – Kemal Anbarci
10.00  BREAK
10.15  DLA Piper – Craig Lang
11.45  LUNCH
12.30  Emerald Technology Ventures – Charles Vaslet
14.00  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.15  Case Study presentations, recommendations – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.30  Wrap up, feedback, presentation of Certificates – Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
16.00  Depart


DLA Piper, 1000 Louisiana St. Suite 28, Houston, TX 77002, US

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Professional Development. The general overview of the content to be delivered over the two days can be found below, along with the benefits of attending.

Course info


CVC Fundamentals
– The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing

Case Study Introduction
– Build your own CVC

Interactive sessions with industry leaders:
– Corporate VCs
– VC fund managers
– Others with deep knowledge and insights into CVC

Case study sessions including Q&A
– Last hour of first day
– Last hour of second day, including team presentations


Corporations planning to start venturing:

Companies have told us that they wished they had come on the academy earlier in their thinking process because they hadn’t set up their operations in the optimum way.

Validate your reasons for venturing, understand the different models, learn from experienced venturers and brainstorm what could work best for your organisation.

People new to venturing or senior executives overseeing the venture group:

– Be more effective from the get-go

– Learn from hearing about the mistakes of others, not by making so many of your own

– Be a more effective investor, understand how to add value to your portfolio companies and increase your chances of success

Experienced CVCs:

– Fill in any gaps in your knowledge and get up-to-date on current best practices

– Give back to newer members of the community

– Network with other experienced CVCs on the faculty

People that have relationships with CVCs:

– Those who are not working directly in CVC but interact with corporate venturing colleagues