The Schulich School of Business at York University has announced the launch of The Schulich Venture Academy – a new talent upskilling program for tech professionals featuring a star group of Program Directors from Canada’s startup ecosystem.
The Schulich Venture Academy will launch four Schulich Masterclass Venture Certificates focused on leadership roles, identified by Schulich and its faculty, industry advisors and alumni as crucial to fueling the country’s next wave of tech ecosystem growth.
The inaugural four Masterclass Venture Certificates are in Finance, Talent, Operations, and Capital.
The program director for the Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Talent is Jenny Do Forno, the Head of Talent at OMERS Ventures.
Do Forno will work with Talent and People professionals to teach them advanced strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent in a venture-backed company.
“This new Academy has the potential to have a deep impact on Canada’s start-up ecosystem. People and talent strategies play a pivotal role in creating standout Canadian companies and, as a veteran in the industry, I feel privileged to be part of building the next generation of talent leaders,” shared Do Forno on the launch of the Schulich Venture Academy.
The Schulich Venture Academy begins classes in October 2023 in small online class sizes (maximum 25 per class). Upon completing a Schulich Masterclass Venture Certificate program, participants will receive a digital certificate credential that will give them a leg up on the competition and prove their capability to any employer.
Today’s news comes on the heels of two prominent recent tech sector announcements from the Schulich School of Business, including the launch of Canada’s first Tech MBA and the announcement of a joint Venture Studio with OneEleven.
Schulich will be taking applications of interest for a fifth Masterclass Venture Certificate from potential Program Directors at its booth at Collision Conference 2023 in Toronto next week.