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CKGSB-Columbia Global Unicorn Forum

CKGSB-Columbia Global Unicorn Forum

Finding Growth Amid Uncertainty for Aspiring Unicorns
TIME/DATE
1:00 pm – 6:30 pm EDT
Thursday, May 23, 2024
1:00 pm – 6:30 pm EDT Thursday,
May 23, 2024
LOCATION
Columbia University
Faculty House
Columbia University
Faculty House
Language
English
(with simultaneous translation into Chinese)
English and Chinese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Fee
40 USD
(CU stundent gets 50% off)
40 USD
(CU stundent gets 50% off)
Event Overview

Event overview

Join the Global Unicorn Forum, jointly hosted by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Columbia Engineering on May 23, 2024 at Columbia University, to explore how you can successfully grow a business to become a
next-generation unicorn company. As a cornerstone of the broader Global Unicorn Program, this event aims to foster a dynamic ecosystem for the next wave of unicorns.
  • Young and established entrepreneurs, investors, multinational professionals and executives, thought leaders, and journalists will gather to delve into effective strategies, best practices and successful cases of start-ups securing growth and scaling up their businesses. In light of global economic uncertainty and sluggish valuations, the forum will explore opportunities and business prospects in the US and Asia, with a particular focus on tech venture capital and the digital economy.

    A special delegation of 60 Chinese business leaders will also join the event.
  • Immerse yourself in live discussions with experts from Columbia and CKGSB, as they delve into the intricacies of choice and decision-making, tech venture capital trends, and growth prospects for startups in Asia. This forum is not just a conference; it's an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain inspiration, investors to scout new possibilities, young and established leaders to connect, and thought leaders to contribute to shaping the future of global business. Join us for a transformative experience where meaningful connections and groundbreaking insights await.

Selected Speakers

Orin Herskowitz

Senior VP of Applied Innovation and Industry Partnerships for Columbia University, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)

Sheena Iyengar

Inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School

Jonathan Schulhof

Executive Vice President and Head of Innovation Industries, New York City Economic Development Corporation

LI Wei

Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Oceania, Director of Case Center and Director of Big Data Economic Research Center, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, University of Michigan
* Listed in alphabetical order

Agenda

  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm
    Registration
  • 1:45 – 1:50 pm
    Welcome Remarks
    EMCEES
  • 1:50 – 2:20 pm
    Opening Keynote - Think Bigger: Inspiring Start-ups to Stand Out*
    Sheena Iyengar
    Opening Keynote - Think Bigger: Inspiring Start-ups to Stand Out*

    SPEAKERS

    • Sheena Iyengar - Inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School
  • 2:20 – 3:20 pm
    Panel I - Emerging Trends in Tech Venture Capital*
    Moderated by Orin Herskowitz
    Panel I - Emerging Trends in Tech Venture Capital*

    Moderated by

    • Orin Herskowitz - Senior VP of Applied Innovation and Industry Partnerships for Columbia University, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)
  • 3:20 – 3:35 pm
    Q&A - The audience will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions
  • 3:35 – 3:50 pm
    Tea Break
  • 3:50 – 4:10 pm
    Keynote Speech - Navigating Business Opportunities in China and Asia
    Li Wei
    Keynote Speech - Navigating Business Opportunities in China and Asia

    SPEAKERS

    • LI Wei - Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Oceania, Director of Case Center and Director of Big Data Economic Research Center, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

      PhD, University of Michigan
  • 4:10 – 5:10 pm
    Panel II - Scaling up – Prospects in Asia for Growth Startups*
    Moderated by Li Wei
    Panel II - Scaling up – Prospects in Asia for Growth Startups*

    Moderated by

    • LI Wei - Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Oceania, Director of Case Center and Director of Big Data Economic Research Center, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

      PhD, University of Michigan
  • 5:10 – 5:20 pm
    Q&A
  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm
    Closing Keynote - Embracing Innovation to Drive Equitable Growth*
    Jonathan Schulhof
    Closing Keynote - Embracing Innovation to Drive Equitable Growth*

    SPEAKERS

    • Jonathan Schulhof - Executive Vice President and Head of Innovation Industries, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • 5:50 – 5:55 pm
    Closing Remarks
    EMCEES
  • 5:55 – 6:30 pm
    Networking Reception
*Subject to change

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Event ticket is only $40*. Book your seat today!
*Columbia University student will get 50% off.

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