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Innovation Leadership Accelerator Course Outline

In person program will kick off on January 9th, at OneEleven in Toronto at a Welcome Event hosted by Jim Balsillie, Carol Wilding and John Ruffolo. Courses will be held at OneEleven weekly from 6-9pm with a new leading expert in the innovation economy hosting every week. Course curriculum and themes of program are highlighted below.

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Introduction to the Innovation Economy

Jan 9

Jim Balsillie (Former Chairman, Co-CEO, RIM)

Startup and Scaleup strategy

Jan 16

Dennis Ensing (CVA & VP Venture Programming, MaRS)

The Founder Mindset

Jan 23

Darrell Cox (CFO, LMN)

The Leadership Journey / Evolution of the CFO role at each stage

Jan 30

Ralf Riekers (CFO, Top Hat)

Communications / how to tell the story; how to communicate, engage and motivate team

The Art of the Pitch – Pitch Competition

Feb 6

Matt Hodgson (CAO, Vidyard)

Startup/Scaleup Operations: Going from 1 to 1000 employees (ops, hiring, infrastructure)

Feb 13

Rob Curcio (CFO, Viral Nation)

The controllership function in a Startup/Scaleup and the impact of technology on this role

Feb 27

Mike Munroe (CFO, Viafoura)

FP&A / How to measure performance

Mar 5

Angelo Loberto (COO, Magnet Forensics)

Turning business objectives Balance Sheet vs P&L; the difference at each stage into a financial model / strategic planning and annual budgeting

Financial Modeling

Mar 26

Curtis Barclay (CFO, Miovision)

Rob Hong (Founder, Sapling Financial Consultants)

Raising capital – when to raise, why to raise, and where to raise?

Apr 2

Brice Scheschuk (Managing Partner, Globalive Capital)

Venture Capital – who gets funded and who doesn’t?

SaaS Simulation Round 1

Apr 9

Janet Bannister (Founder & General Partner, Staircase Ventures)

Private Equity – when to use growth capital, when to consider a buyout, and what PE looks for in a company

SaaS Simulation Round 2

Apr 16

George Rossolatos (Founder and CEO, Canada Business Growth Fund)

Exits – IPO vs M&A; key considerations for each option

SaaS Simulation Round 3

Apr 23

Russ Jones (Former CFO, Shopify)

IP strategy

SaaS Simulation Board Presentations

Apr 30

Anthony de Fazekas (Partner, Mintz) / Lally Rementilla (Managing Partner, BDC Capital)

Summary and conclusion

May 7

John Ruffolo (Founder and Managing Partner, Maverix)