Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business presents Eurasia’s first unicorn-themed program for next generation business leaders, in partnership with The World Government Summit of UAE, The Executive Council of Dubai, Whampoa Group, Seoul Municipal Government & Maekyung Media Group.

60+

Leaders of the future

3-4

Days
(Each program)

10+

Professors

20+

Unicorns

30+

Experts

10x

Businesses

Acquire unparalleled regional knowledge: Form a holistic perspective and deep dive into the world’s fastest growing regions: GCC, RCEP, and East Asia.

Harness the power of exponential tech: Web 3.0, blockchain, smart manufacturing, AI, rapid prototyping, quantum computing and beyond.

Construct your own regional ecosystem: Gain access to a highly curated network of like-minded leaders, investment bodies, government support and highly relevant local resources.

Thrive in today’s world of accelerating change: Receive guidance from professors, industry experts and successful unicorn founders from RCEP to fast-track your business growth in the region.

Global Unicorn Program Series by CKGSB

With the aim to build a global ecosystem to foster a new generation of unicorns with an enhanced emphasis on global responsibility, social purpose and a long-term perspective, the unicorn programs are tailored to the following organizations and individuals:

Global Unicorn Program in Seoul

This 3.5-day program will focus on areas where Korean unicorns have a unique edge, like med-tech, culture, and e-sports. Learn how some of Korea’s most exciting startups leverage the country’s unique startup ecosystem and develop valuable business opportunities. This program will be taught by world-class scholars as well as founders of Korean unicorns such as The Kurly and Yanolja and potential unicorns. As a participant, you also gain exclusive one-day access to ‘Try Everything,’ the biggest global unicorn forum in Korea.

Benefits

Discover how startups become unicorn companies in an advanced economy with a relatively small domestic market.

Learn how to apply cutting-edge business insights from world-class scholars and founders of unicorns in the e-sports, med-tech and cultural industries.

Participate in one-to-one pitches and networking sessions with influential global VCs and corporate VCs.

1-Day full access to a prestigious unicorn forum in Seoul.

Program Information

  • LanguageEnglish

Global Unicorn Program in Seoul

  • Dates

    2024

  • Tuition

    USD 6,000

    CKGSB Alumni receive a 20% discount
  • Contact
    Madi Yoo
    Email: madiyoo@ckgsb.edu.cn

Program Agenda

  • 12th Sept. Tuesday Day 1 - Forum Try Everything (DDP)

    09:00 – 12:00  Arrival Korea

    12:00 – 13:30  Lunch & Ice Breaking

    13:30 – 15:00  Opening Ceremony

    • DNA of Korean Unicorns + Networking
      Lee Young, Minister of SMEs and Startups(MSS)
      Dong-Sung CHO, Chairman of The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies(IPS) Korea

    18:00 – 20:00  Gala Dinner : CKGSB Korea Alumni Association presents

  • 13th Sept. Wednesday Day 2 - Program

    9:00 – 10:30

    • How to Become a Unicorn
      XIANG Bing, founding Dean at CKGSB

    10:30 – 11:00

    • Tea Break

    11:00 – 12:00

    • 4 Pillars of Data-driven Decision
      Anindya Ghose, Heinz Riehl Chair
      Professor of Business at NYU Stern

    12:00 – 13:30  Lunch and Group Discussion

    14:00 – 15:30

    • Try Everything Opening Ceremony
      Sehoon OH, Mayor of Seoul

    16:00 – 17:00

    • Cocktail Reception and Networking
      with 100+ global VCs and Start-ups

    17:00 – 18:00  Panel Session with Try Everything

    18:00 – 20:00  Networking & Refection

  • 14th Sept. Thursday Day 3 - Program

    09:00 – 12:15

    • Innovation Tournament: Identifying, Selecting, and Developing Exceptional Opportunities
      Karl Ulrich, CIBC Endowed Professor, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Research, Wharton
      *30minutes tea break in between

    12:00 – 13:30  Lunch and Group Discussion

    13:30 – 15:30

    • Company Visit + Lecture
      Kim Jong Yoon, Founder & CEO of Yanolja

    16:00 – 18:00 

    • Company Visit + Lecture
      Guan Wang, President, Gen.G Esport Global Academy

    18:00-20:00  Free Night

  • 15th Sept. Friday Day 4 - Program

    09:00 – 10:30

    • New Banking, New Bank
      Mintaek HONG, Founder of Toss Bank (Unicorn)

    10:30 – 10:40 Tea Break

    10:40 – 12:00

    • South Korea’s Digital Tech-driven Unicorns
      Yongjae JANG, professor of KAIST
      Lunch and Group Discussion

    13:30 – 17:00

    • Investment Pitch and networking Start-ups and VCs at Samsung C-Lab Sharing and interaction session
      Roadshow with global investors, scaling entrepreneurs and corporate executives

      Panel judges: Li Wei, Vision Creator, LB Investment

    18:00 – 20:00 Closing Dinner and Certificate Awarding



Regional Experts
  • BING XIANG
    Founding Dean,
    Professor of China Business &
    Globalization
  • WEI LI
    Associate Dean for Asia and Europe
    Professor of Economics
    Director of the Case Center
  • DONG-SUNG CHO
    Emeritus Professor, Seoul National University
    Visiting Professor, CKGSB
    Director of The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies
  • Anindya Ghose
    Professor of Business, New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • Yongjae JANG
    Professor of KAIST
  • Jong-yoon KIM
    CEO
    Yanolja&Yanolja Cloud
  • Guan WANG
    President, Gen.G Global
    E-Sport Academy
  • Mike SONG
    Executive Vice President,
    Global Head of Genesis
  • Jee-Woong KIM
    CSO
    TOSS BANK (Unicorn)

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