Join Our Upcoming Global Unicorn Program – Frontiers in Social Innovation at Stanford

May 23, 2023 | School News

Dear Innovators and Entrepreneurs,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to join the Global Unicorn Program – Frontiers in Social Innovation, a new executive education program jointly offered by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Center for Professional Development. This dynamic program will take place from December 11th to 15th 2023 at the beautiful campus of Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The program is designed for you, leaders of innovative companies who are working beyond your domestic market or at the cusp of expanding internationally. Bringing together thought leaders and industry experts from both East and West, the program will challenge you to push the frontiers of technological, business, and social innovations, and equip you with the essential tools, insights, and skills to grow and scale your business globally, while making a positive impact in your community.

The five-day program will cover a range of topics related to responsible entrepreneurship and innovation leadership. You will learn about organizational strategies for driving success in a rapidly changing marketplace, implementing disruptive technologies and digital transformation, scaling globally, and building a responsible business with total supply chain sustainability. You will interact directly with faculty from both CKGSB and Stanford, work on real-world projects, and collaborate with peers from cross-cultural backgrounds who aspire to build global unicorns.

In these times of great uncertainty and profound disruption, we believe it is critical to engage in cross-cultural dialogue, embrace social innovation, and harness the ingenuity of entrepreneurs to tackle pressing global, social, and environmental challenges. Through this program, we hope to develop a new generation of CEOs and founders of up-and-coming start-ups and unicorns who lead with an enhanced emphasis on social purpose, global responsibility, and long-term perspectives.

We look forward to seeing you at Stanford in December.

Bing Xiang, co-Academic Director 
Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

Hong Chen, co-Academic Director
Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas, Professor of Management Science, Director of Research Center for Clean Energy and Carbon Neutral Development, CKGSB

Pamela Hinds, co-Academic Director 
Fortinet Founders Chair and Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Co-Director of the Center on Work, Technology, and Organization, Stanford Engineering

Hau L. Lee, co-Academic Director
The Thoma Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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