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QuantumShift™ for Entrepreneurs

A learning experience specifically designed for entrepreneurs.

QuantumShift™ is a rigorous five-day developmental program for Canada's most promising entrepreneurs.

Only 40 business entrepreneurs are accepted into this exclusive program annually. They are nominated by KPMG Enterprise, with final selection determined by the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivey.

Those selected are awarded a subsidy from Ivey and KPMG Enterprise, which offsets a significant portion of the program's cost.

Upcoming Sessions

Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.

KPMG Enterprise is looking for the next wave of elite business entrepreneurs to nominate as QuantumShift participants. To see if you may qualify, contact KPMG Enterprise by emailing or visit

Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School and sponsored by The Globe and Mail and TD.

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Who Should Attend?

QuantumShift™ is for CEO business owners who are past start-up. They're innovative, insightful business leaders. And they're ready to shift a thriving enterprise to a whole new level of success. Candidates must be nominated by KPMG Enterprise and selected by Ivey's Institute for Entrepreneurship.

QuantumShift™ explores critical issues that matter to entrepreneurs, all while building a valuable peer network.

Topics covered include:

  • Leadership: Effectively guide your organization through change.
  • Strategy: Uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth.
  • Finance: Learn how to move from business plan to business proposition.
  • Human resources: Learn how to attract and retain the very best.
  • Building a network: Share ideas and discuss common challenges.

Benefits to you

The QuantumShift™ program is more than an Executive Education program.

  • It is an entry into an exclusive peer network designed to provide business leaders with a platform to share their ideas and challenges.
  • Following completion of the program, you will become a Fellow of QuantumShift™.
  • Long after the program is completed, you will continue to connect with this exceptional business support network through bi-annual videoconferences and an annual conference.


Eric A. Morse

Faculty Director
Eric A. Morse

Eric Morse, Ph.D. is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School. Eric served as Associate Dean Programs for a six-year term, which ended in 2014. Prior to his service as Associate Dean, Eric served as the Inaugural Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, a post he returned to July 1, 2015. Dr. Morse is the founder of and the Academic Director for, Ivey and KPMG Enterprise’s QuantumShift Program for Exceptional Entrepreneurs. Over its twelve-year lifetime the QuantumShift Program has inspired close to 500 of Canada’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and companies onto even greater success.

Eric’s research has been published in top journals around the world including: the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management, The Strategic Management Journal and the Sloan Management Review. Eric’s work with business leaders has been widely cited by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Financial Post Magazine, Vancouver Sun, The South China Morning Post, Chatelaine, and Cosmopolitan (HK).

Eric has served on the board, been an advisor to, founded, or been an investor in a variety of entrepreneurial start-ups. Dr. Morse actively consults with both private and public enterprises across Canada and around the world. He has worked with a diverse range of corporate clients on strategy, strategic planning, growth and innovation.

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Where You Learn

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

London, Ontario, Canada

Housed in a Georgian manor situated on 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland, Ivey’s residential executive centre is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School.