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Global Unicorn Program Series

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A unique combination of academic excellence and practices business insights in the world’s most exciting markets.

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, becoming a unicorn is not just about valuation; it’s about vision, innovation, and the ability to scale sustainably. CKGSB’s Global Unicorn Programs have been uniquely designed to fuel this vision by providing a platform for international entrepreneurs to develop successful tech startups, access capital, and expand into new markets.

Through exclusive partnerships with leading venture capital firms and top Chinese and global Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent,, and Microsoft, we have created a robust ecosystem to empower founders and co-founders with the knowledge, network and financing to excel in today’s
business world.

The Global Unicorn Programs provide a platform to network with international industry leaders, expand into new markets, access funding opportunities at every stage of startup growth, from seed funding to Series A investments and growth stage.

Upcoming programs

Frontiers in Digital Innovation: AI, Future of Tech & Data Science - CKGSB and Columbia Engineering

  • Location
    New York, USA
  • Date
    May 20 - May 24, 2024
  • Language

This program offers you the opportunity to master AI algorithms and data analytics, navigate future technology landscapes, and embrace cross-cultural perspectives.

The Biotech Accelerator Unicorn Program

  • Location
    University of California, San Diego
  • Date
    September 2024
  • Language

The CKGSB-UCSD Joint Biotech Accelerator Unicorn 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.

Learn from the
best in the industry

Attend lectures and workshops from a global faculty, unicorn founders, and top investment firms.

Scale up your

Whether your business is in the early stages or ready for Series A funding, our programs provide the strategies, tools, and guidance to scale your company, attract capital, and transform your startup into a unicorn.

Build a Global
Business Network

Through global networking opportunities, engage with growth stage startup founders from various industries and backgrounds.

Explore the world’s most dynamic business markets

Whether it’s the disruptive realm of Silicon Valley, the thriving startup ecosystem in Seoul, or the investment hub of Dubai, the Global Unicorn Programs will unlock a multitude of global business opportunities.

CKGSB Unicorns in Numbers

  • 77 %
    77% of our program participants have received Series A funding
  • 1,000
    Educated 1,000 founders of unicorn and potential unicorn companies
  • 41
    41 CB Insights’ list of unicorn companies feature CKGSB alumni
  • 136
    36 unicorn companies (with a valuation of $1 billion) worldwide are founded by CKGSB alumni
New York
May 20-24, 2024
December 11-15, 2023
November 13-16, 2023

Who are the Global Unicorn Programs Designed for?

Founders or Co-founders of unicorns or soon-to-be
unicorn companies.

Senior leaders from leading VC, PE firms, and other
investing entities such as corporate venture arms and
family offices.

Top executives from well-established businesses who are
interested in new disruptive and innovative companies.

Senior government officials, NGO executives, and public
sector representatives who are responsible for
enhancing regional ecosystems for unicorns.

Partners Partners Partners

  Our Unicorn    Ecosystem : Partner Companies and Speaker Collaborations

  Our Unicorn    Ecosystem : Partner Companies and Speaker Collaborations

  Our Unicorn Ecosystem : Partner Companies and Speaker Collaborations

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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