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Global Unicorn
Programs

Welcome to CKGSB’s Global Unicorn Programs, where we collaborate with top institutions to build a global ecosystem for the next generation of unicorns and unicorn-to-be companies.

About Our Unicorn Programs

  • Unicorn-specific Programs
    About Our Unicorn Programs
    Since 2015, we were the first business school to offer programs exclusively designed for unicorn and emerging unicorn enterprises. Now, we’re extending our unicorn ecosystem worldwide, becoming the first business school to globalize this unique unicorn-focused curriculum.
  • Partnerships with Top Companies
    About Our Unicorn Programs
    Our established partnerships, dating back to 2015, encompass a diverse range of collaborations with prominent Chinese companies and Global 500 leaders – such as Amazon, Alibaba, Bytedance, Baidu, Tencent, JD.com, and Microsoft (China).
  • Targeting Founders
    and Co-founders
    About Our Unicorn Programs
    Our unicorn programs cater to founders and co-founders of unicorn and aspiring unicorn companies globally. Over 1,188 founders with at least Series A funding, including those behind 151 total unicorn companies and 41 CB Insights-listed unicorns 2017-2022, have studied at CKGSB.
  • Partnerships with
    world-leading institutions
    About Our Unicorn Programs
    Through our valuable partnerships with leading global institutions, such as Johns Hopkins, Columbia Engineering, SDA Bocconi, we offer unrivalled insights derived from the fusion of Eastern and Western perspectives.
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Advancing Global Responsibility

Addressing critical global issues facing humanity, such as climate change, sustainable development and global economic recovery.

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Cultivating a Long-term Perspective

Addressing critical global issues facing humanity, such as climate change, sustainable development and global economic recovery.

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Fostering Social
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Addressing critical global issues facing humanity, such as climate change, sustainable development and global economic recovery.

PROGRAMS

In collaboration with world-leading institutions, our programs offer unrivalled global perspectives tailored to the needs of each industry.
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Upcoming
The Biotech Innovation Program
  • Date
    09 - 13 Sep, 2024
  • Fee
    USD $9,250
  • Language
    English
  • Location
    University of California, San Diego

The CKGSB-UC San Diego Joint Biotech Innovation Program is a pioneering course specifically designed to equip CEOs and founders in the life sciences and biotechnology industry with the essential knowledge and connections needed to thrive in this rapidly evolving sector.

Upcoming
CKGSB-ESMT Global Unicorn Program in Deep Tech
  • Date
    28 - 31 Oct, 2024
  • Fee
    EUR €8,000
  • Language
    English
  • Location
    Berlin

The program will provide practical business strategies to grow, scale, globalize, and potentially exit deep tech ventures and will touch upon the latest insights on deep tech advancements, such as AI, cutting-edge computing, and cybersecurity innovation.

Upcoming
Global Unicorn Program: Scaling for Success in the Age of AI
  • Date
    09 - 13 Dec, 2024
  • Fee
    USD $11,800 / USD $18,200
  • Language
    English
  • Location
    Stanford University Campus, California, United States

In collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), this CKGSB program equips entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and key stakeholders with the tools, insights, and skills necessary to lead a new generation of unicorn companies.

Flagship Past
programs

  • DUBAI February 2023
  • MILAN November 2023
  • SINGAPORE May 2023
  • STANFORD December 2023
  • SEOUL September 2023
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DUBAIFebruary 2023
Unicorn Forum and Module
Our first Global Unicorn program took place in Dubai specifically designed for business leaders in GCC, India, Central Asia and Africa. It was jointly delivered with The Executive Council of Dubai. CKGSB also served as the sole academic partner to the World Government Summit (WGS).
  • 60
    60 unicorn and soon-to-be-unicorn entrepreneurs,
    CEOs and investors
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    Over 10 countries and regions – including China, Africa, South
    Korea, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Australia, Poland and UAE
  • 500
    Over 500 tech firms -Investment pitching opportunities to the DIFC Innovation Hub, a leading innovation ecosystem in UAE with over
    500 tech firms
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MILANNovember 2023
Global Unicorn Program in Luxury Management: Food, Fashion and Furniture
CKGSB partnered with SDA Bocconi School of Management to offer a unicorn program with a special focus on fashion, food, furniture and luxury management.

Testimonial QUOTE: “This course greatly improved my understanding of market dynamics, helping me to develop innovative strategies to support Lombardy's businesses. The lectures were fascinating, revealing a shift in assessing unicorns based on intrinsic values rather than just market values." -- Giorgio Gallizioli, participant of the program
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    40% of participants represent companies generating over $1 billion in annual revenues.

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SINGAPOREMay 2023
Unicorn Forum and Module
We partnered with Whampoa Group to explore new challenges and opportunities in the RCEP region.
  • 94
    Convened 94 entrepreneurs and investors. Participants were from public enterprises and start-up companies ranging from Series D to Pre-IPO stage
  • 7
    Participants came from over 7 countries including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland

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STANFORDDecember 2023
Frontiers in Social Innovation
In December 2023, CKGSB and the Stanford Center for Professional Development offered a unicorn program on exponential tech, tech-driven innovation and social innovation. Participants had the opportunity to visit some of Silicon’s leading companies, including NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services, and Tesla.
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    61 students enrolled, representing companies such as Google, Tencent Cloud Computing and Proctor and Gamble.

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SEOULSeptember 2023
Unicorn Forum and Module
CKGSB partnered with South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Seoul Metropolitan Government and Maekyung Media Group for this unique unicorn program that focused the regions advanced startup ecosystem such as med-tech, culture and entertainment and e-sports.

The program took participants on company visits and pitching with leading companies such as Genesis, Yanolja and Samsung.

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Pioneering Unicorn-specific Programs First in China, Now Globally.

Pioneering Unicorn-specific Programs First in China, Now Globally.
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In 2015, we established ourselves as the pioneering business school to introduce programs tailored specifically for unicorn companies in China, collaborating with industry giants like Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com, Baidu, and ByteDance. In 2016, we expanded this ecosystem globally, offering programs for unicorns.

Today, our partnerships extend to renowned institutions such as Columbia Engineering, the Stanford Center for Professional Development, SDA Bocconi, and The Executive Council of Dubai, offering you invaluable insights and strategies for scaling up across diverse international markets.

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Our unicorn ecosystem in numbers Our unicorn ecosystem in numbers

Our unicorn ecosystem in numbers

  • Alumni

  • Founders

  • Companies which have made unicorn status

  • Companies listed on CB Insights
    (2017-2022)

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Sato Katsuhiro, Professor, Waseda Business School - Global Unicorn Program Singapore
I truly felt that the program was excellently structured with a smooth flow of content. It covered strategic competitiveness, customer-centricity, supply chain, digital aspects, and featured real voices from guest speakers and terrific entrepreneurs.
Sato Katsuhiro, Professor, Waseda Business School - Global Unicorn Program Singapore
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    Fan Min, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Ctrip.com
    It’s a pleasure to participate in CKGSB’s Global Unicorn Program, especially with an internationally renowned university like Columbia University. I believe that we are entering the ‘intelligent era’ and with that we’ll have a lot of questions for where we are headed in the future. It’s a valuable opportunity to learn from experienced professors and scholars, including many industry practitioners.
    Fan Min, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Ctrip.com

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