2-Day Intelligent Corporate Venturing Course, Sao Paulo (Brazil) | 17-18 October, 2019

This 2-Day Academy Course is taking place in Sao Paulo on 17-18 October, the two days after the 2019 Corporate Venture in Brasil event on 15-16 October.


The registration payment options are PayPal or Request an Invoice.


The 2-Day ‘Intelligent Corporate Venturing’ Interactive Workshop embraces The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturingdelivered 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.


Academy Supporters


Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Veirano Advogados
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3477 – 16º andar – Itaim Bibi

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Speakers (click on speaker name to view profile)

Markus Solibieda, Managing Director and Head of BASF Venture Capital
Guilherme Peres Potenza, Partner, Veirano Advogados
Flavio Pripas, Partner, Redpoint eVentures
Peter Quadros Seiffert, Head of Corporate Venture Capital, Embraer S.A.
George Gogolev, Head of Corporate Venture Capital, Severstal Ventures
James Mawson, Founder and CEO, Global Corporate Venturing
Paul MorrisHead, GCV Academy, former Head of Dow Europe Venture Capital


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.



Thursday 17 October

09.00  Registration and coffee
09.15  Introductions, Academy objectives, desired outcomes
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
10.00  Case Study introduction – Construct your own CVC
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
10.15  The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing: Arms 1-2
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
11.00  BREAK
11.15  The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing: Arms 3-8
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
13.15 – 14.00  LUNCH
14.30  BASF Venture Capital, Markus Solibieda
15.45  BREAK
16.00  Severstal Ventures, George Gogolev
16.45  Global Corporate Venturing: Analytics, James Mawson, GCV
17.15  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
18.15  Wrap up
18.30 DINNER – Trattoria Fasano, R. Iguatemi, s/n – Itaim Bibi (Google Maps)

Friday 18 October

08.30  Day one recap – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
08.45  Veirano Advogados – Guilherme Peres Potenza
10.15  BREAK
10.30  Redpoint eVentures – Flavio Pripas
12.00  LUNCH
12.45  Embraer CVC – Peter Seiffert
14.00  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.15  Case Study presentations – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.30  Wrap up, feedback, presentation of Certificates
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
16.00  Depart


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