Enhancing Private Equity Governance: Beyond a Good Idea

Haskayne Executive Education

The success of a start-up venture increases significantly when seasoned advisors can be recruited to provide critical oversight and guidance during its formative stages.

An effective organizational and governance structure enhances a venture’s ability to attract capital. Good governance also increases the speed at which good ideas reach the market.

This unique program brings together entrepreneurs and high potential ventures from across a broad spectrum of industries with seasoned advisors who have governance expertise and entrepreneurial experience. This pairing ensures a mutually beneficial learning experience and long term relationships that can support the ultimate success of startups.

Entrepreneurs

Dates: TBD
Program Delivery: Online
Commitment: 35 hours 
Investment: $950
Application Deadline: TDB

The key learnings and benefits for entrepreneurs include:

  • An organizational and governance developmental roadmap for early-stage companies;
  • Critical organizational milestones;
  • Practices and processes to sustain long-term strategic and operational efficiencies;
  • Best practices for building an effective advisory team or board of directors;
  • Governance requirements and responsibilities for angel investors and venture capitalists;
  • Relationships with seasoned start-up directors and advisors.

This cohort-based, virtual learning program combines self-directed asynchronous online learning with live online intensive discussions, case analyses, and small group meetings with other entrepreneurs and seasoned start-up directors and advisors. The program focuses on relevant knowledge and practical applications that can support the next level of growth.

Directors

Dates: TBD
Program Delivery: Online
Commitment: 27 hours 
Investment: ICD.D members $1050, ICD/ non-ICD members $1295
Application Deadline:  TBD

The key learnings and benefits for start-up advisors and directors include:

  • An organizational and governance developmental roadmap for early-stage companies;
  • Critical organizational milestones;
  • Best practices for becoming an effective advisory team member or a director for a startup organization;
  • Governance requirements and responsibilities for angel investors and venture capitalists;
  • Interaction with CEOs of Alberta-based startups, and identification of potential opportunities.

This cohort-based, virtual learning program combines self-directed asynchronous online learning with live online intensive discussions, case analyses, and small group meetings with other entrepreneurs and seasoned start-up directors and advisors. The program will focus on relevant knowledge and provide practical applications that can support the next level of growth.