Canadian Private Capital Investment School

Learn directly from top industry players in Canada’s first program for angels, venture capital and private equity professionals. Gain foundational knowledge and skills for the world of private capital investment.

Who should attend?

Start-up founders, CEOs, banking and corporate finance professionals, lawyers, accountants, recent graduates, and those interested in the investment ecosystem are suitable candidates.

Program Content

Delivered in partnership with the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Associationthe Canadian Private Capital Investment School is a specialized program that prepares the next generation of institutional fund managers, government fund managers, family fund managers, corporate investors, angels, and private fund professionals for the growth of the equity investment sector in Canada. 

By choosing either the venture capital or private equity stream, you’ll gain sector-specific knowledge directly from industry practitioners. You’ll be well-positioned among your peers and poised to advance your career in this rewarding and rapidly-growing sector. 

Both CVCA members, Ivey alumni, and Ivey Academy alumni are eligible for a 25-per-cent discount on program fees. 

What You Learn

In order to provide a safely distanced learning experience, CPCIS will be delivered through a series of 14 live virtual sessions and one asynchronous session led by Ivey faculty and featuring industry experts from across Canada.

Modules 1 – 7: 

Exclusive, interactive fireside chat sessions:

  1. Networking event
  2. Welcome to CPCIS
  3. An overview of the Canadian equity market
  4. The future of investing
  5. The entrepreneur's perspective
  6. Managing portfolio companies
  7. Investing during a time of turbulence

Modules 8 – 13:

Skills-based sessions led by expert industry practitioners:

  1. Networking event
  2. Deal flow
  3. Due diligence
  4. Legal and tax
  5. Pricing and structuring
  6. Negotiations

Modules 14 – 17:

A 7-week long deal simulation:

  1. Networking event
  2. Wrap-up and simulation kick-off
  3. A 7-week deal simulation with three live case "injections"
  4. Presentations and simulation wrap-up

How You Learn

The Ivey Academy is a centre for innovation in executive development – blending contemporary academic research with practical, case-based, experiential learning and real-world expertise. Participants come away with actionable business insights and access to a network of alumni that supports continuing individual growth.

We design and deliver virtual programs to achieve the same outcomes through highly interactive live sessions, small peer-learning groups, executive coaching, online simulations, and self-paced learning journeys.

Self-paced Learning Activities

Prepare for live sessions using pre-recorded videos, readings, and case-studies – delivered at a flexible pace through our Canvas learning management system. Discuss ideas with your peers via a private forum and complete guided self-reflection exercises to help apply key takeaways in your own role.

Live Faculty-led Sessions

Join live sessions featuring top Ivey faculty using any computer or mobile device. With the help of a live technical director, we also call on the group to participate in real-time.

Peer Learning Sessions

Virtual learning technology allows faculty to assign instant breakout groups during a larger session. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate to solve challenges together with your fellow participants.

Online Simulations

Facing a realistic simulated challenge, leaders can test action against immediate feedback. Played individually, simulations teach the application of concepts and frameworks in critical decision-making moments. Meanwhile, team-based simulations require participants to apply leadership skills and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life.

Safely Distanced In-Person

In collaboration with expert hospitality vendors and in accordance with strict safety guidelines, we anticipate a return to distanced in-person classroom learning for the conclusion of CPCIS 2021.

Program ROI

VP and partner-level professionals in the investment sector know, from experience, what a distraction and time burden hands-on training can be. Carefully planned learning sessions at the Canadian Private Capital Investment School can translate into a year’s worth of ad-hoc, unstructured, and part-time skills development.

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After completing the Canadian Private Capital Investment School, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive a Canadian Private Capital Investment School Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Faculty

Session Dates

Module 1

Wednesday, January 13, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 2

Thursday, January 14, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 3

Thursday, January 21, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 4

Thursday, January 28, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 5

Thursday, February 4, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 6

Thursday, February 11, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 7

Thursday, February 25, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 8

Tuesday, March 2, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Module 9

Thursday, March 4, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST

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Module 10

Thursday, March 11, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST

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Module 11

Thursday, March 25, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

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Module 12

Thursday, April 1, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

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Module 13

Thursday, April 8, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

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Module 14

Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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Module 15

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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Module 16

Friday, April 16, 2021; - Monday, June 7, 2021;

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Module 17

Tuesday, June 8, 2021;

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Locations

Live Virtual Session

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Program Fees

$6,600 CAD

Program fee includes all materials.

Program fees are tax exempt.

Additional Details

CVCA members are eligible for a 25-per-cent program discount.