Corporate Venturing and Innovation Course

Corporate Venturing and Innovation Course


Welcome to the Corporate Venturing and Innovation Course! In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations must continuously innovate to stay competitive and seize new opportunities for growth. Corporate venturing, which involves investing in or collaborating with external startups and innovative ventures, has emerged as a key strategy for fostering innovation and driving organizational success. This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to effectively implement corporate venturing initiatives within their organizations. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, real-world case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will gain insights into how corporate venturing can fuel innovation, drive strategic growth, and create value for stakeholders.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Corporate Venturing Fundamentals: Develop a solid understanding of corporate venturing concepts, including different models and approaches to corporate venturing, the benefits and challenges of corporate venturing, and the role of corporate venturing in driving innovation and growth.
  2. Identifying Opportunities for Corporate Venturing: Learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities for corporate venturing, including strategic alignment with organizational goals, market analysis, technology trends, and competitive landscape assessment.
  3. Structuring and Managing Corporate Venturing Initiatives: Explore strategies for structuring and managing corporate venturing initiatives, including setting objectives, defining investment criteria, sourcing and evaluating deals, and managing partnerships and collaborations.
  4. Mitigating Risks and Maximizing Returns: Gain insights into risk management strategies for corporate venturing, including due diligence, deal structuring, and portfolio management, to mitigate risks and maximize returns on investment.
  5. Leveraging Corporate Venturing for Innovation and Growth: Discover how corporate venturing can drive innovation and strategic growth within organizations, including fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, facilitating access to new technologies and markets, and accelerating product development and market expansion.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Accelerated Innovation and Growth: Implementing corporate venturing initiatives enables organizations to tap into external sources of innovation and expertise, accelerating the pace of innovation and driving strategic growth in new markets and industries.
  2. Access to New Technologies and Markets: Corporate venturing provides organizations with access to cutting-edge technologies, disruptive business models, and emerging markets, enhancing their competitiveness and positioning them for future success.
  3. Risk Mitigation and Diversification: By diversifying their investment portfolios through corporate venturing, organizations can mitigate risks associated with traditional business activities and explore new opportunities for revenue generation and value creation.
  4. Enhanced Organizational Agility and Adaptability: Corporate venturing fosters a culture of entrepreneurship, agility, and adaptability within organizations, enabling them to respond more effectively to market changes, disruptive trends, and competitive threats.
  5. Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations: Through corporate venturing, organizations can forge strategic partnerships and collaborations with startups, entrepreneurs, and innovative ventures, leveraging complementary strengths and capabilities to drive mutual growth and success.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for executives, business leaders, innovation managers, corporate development professionals, and entrepreneurs who are responsible for driving innovation and growth within their organizations. It is suitable for individuals at all levels of experience, from those seeking to understand the fundamentals of corporate venturing to seasoned professionals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Corporate Venturing
    • Overview of corporate venturing concepts, models, and approaches
    • Benefits and challenges of corporate venturing for organizations
    • Case Study: Analyzing successful corporate venturing initiatives in different industries
  2. Identifying Opportunities for Corporate Venturing
    • Strategies for identifying and evaluating opportunities for corporate venturing
    • Market analysis, technology trends, and competitive landscape assessment
    • Case Study: Evaluating potential investment opportunities in emerging markets
  3. Structuring Corporate Venturing Initiatives
    • Setting objectives and defining investment criteria for corporate venturing initiatives
    • Sourcing and evaluating deals, negotiating terms, and structuring partnerships
    • Case Study: Structuring a corporate venturing deal with a startup in the technology sector
  4. Managing Corporate Venturing Partnerships
    • Best practices for managing partnerships and collaborations with external startups and innovative ventures
    • Building effective governance structures, communication channels, and performance metrics
    • Case Study: Managing a corporate venturing partnership through different stages of the venture lifecycle
  5. Risk Management in Corporate Venturing
    • Strategies for mitigating risks associated with corporate venturing initiatives
    • Due diligence, deal structuring, and portfolio management
    • Case Study: Mitigating risks in a corporate venturing portfolio through diversification and active management
  6. Driving Innovation Through Corporate Venturing
    • Leveraging corporate venturing to drive innovation and strategic growth within organizations
    • Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, agility, and experimentation
    • Case Study: Accelerating product development and market expansion through corporate venturing partnerships
  7. Measuring Success and Maximizing Returns
    • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for measuring the success of corporate venturing initiatives
    • Evaluating the financial and strategic impact of corporate venturing on organizational performance
    • Case Study: Assessing the return on investment (ROI) of corporate venturing initiatives and optimizing portfolio performance

Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
01/07/2024 To 05/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE
26/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 5 Days Nanyuki, Kenya
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya