Enabling CV Program Innovation Impact

Institute research shows that successful CV programs wield the power of broad, multi-level internal stakeholder networks to deliver value for both parent and portfolio. But CV teams can’t assume that the shifting landscape of Business Units, Innovation, R&D and other parent partners appreciate how a CV program will address their objectives or understand what it takes to engage startups effectively. Establishing and maintaining common CV language and industry context is critical for effective parent relationships that drive CV program impact and staying power.

What is CV Essentials: Parent Partnering

CV Essentials: Parent Partnering brings these partners together for an introduction to corporate venturing and innovation partnering, using self-paced and live online delivery, expert stories/resources, and peer interaction to maximize learning. The course illustrates high-value parent/BU and CV program partnerships---interweaving industry concepts in expert stories about partnership benefits, telling the story from all perspectives: CV teams, parent partners, startups

Upcoming Course Dates

The CV Essentials: Parent Partnering course involves asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Kickoff Networking Session

Program Dates


17 February 2022

8 AM - 9 AM Pacific Time

9-10 March 2022

8 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time

Sessions are live online

Europe/US friendly time

28 April 2022

8 AM - 9 AM Pacific Time

17-18 May 2022

8 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time

Sessions are live online

Europe/US friendly time


Register for CV Essentials: Parent Partnering

$900 per participant or $750 per participant for groups of 3 or more (additional group discounts available). Reach out to info@gcvinstitute.com for additional purchasing options.

Who Should Attend?

  • Parent BU and functional managers who want knowledge of CV basics to build strong CV and startup partnerships

  • CV teams planning to start Corporate Venture BD (CVBD)/Portfolio Development teams, new CVBD professionals

  • Shared services professionals who provide specialist support to CVs and need to understand how venturing is different

Quick Facts

  • Format

    Includes two, live online sessions, self-paced content, and quizzes; core content illustrated by industry models, expert videos, Q&As; and interactive peer breakouts, group networking sessions.

  • Resources

    Includes Learning Management System to guide self-paced elements and access to resources, as well as a robust library of videos, articles, case studies, actionable tools and templates.

  • Time Commitment

    6-8 hours.

  • Community

    Alumni network of peers and experts, and invitation-only alumni networking at GCV global events (online and face-to-face).

  • Customization

    Option to integrate CV program-specific content for in-house delivery.

  • Pricing

    $900 per participant or $750 per participant for groups of 3 or more (additional group discounts available).

Register for CV Essentials: Parent Partnering

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“The course made us see that even our core CV team (not to mention the parent) wasn’t communicating effectively—we all had different understandings of terms we use every day.”

“It was really eye-opening for me as a parent partner to understand the bigger CV picture and to see opportunities for me to both influence CV investment strategy and engage with the portfolio.”

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