GELI

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The Global Entrepreneurial  Leaders Institute

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GELI SUMMER program

SILICON VALLY

Experience Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and plan your future life and career through GELI Winter Program in Shanghai!

Envision Your Future Life and Career

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Each GELI student writes a Personal Business Plan and career strategy paper under the guidance of a professional team of Stanford and Harvard Alumni who are in key leadership roles in companies large and small - venture capital firms and investment banks, big 4 accounting firms, strategy consulting firms, medical, legal, and accounting professions, and government organizations. 

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Students will develop a personal “go-to-market strategy” that lays out a path for them to reach their academic, career, and life goals.

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Based on the student’s career/ life interest, GELI will match each student with an industry thought leader as a mentor, and have the mentor review the Personal Business Plan and offer detailed feedback. Such reviews and comments will significantly boost the student’s college application or career advancement.

Mentors and Speakers

More to be announced

STEVE GOLDBERG

Chief evangelist @Canva, 

Partner, Venrock

PURNIMA KOCHIKAR

Director, Google Play Apps and Games

DEBORAH MAGID

Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

MICHAEL TOROSIAN

Partner, Pillsbury Law

CHRIS YEH

General Partner

Wasabi Ventures

LEO BLEY

Director & Management Consultant, PwC

JITENDRA KAVATHEKAR

CEO & Managing Partner, Digital Sapience

KEVIN SURACE

CEO, Appvance.ai

DENYSE CARDOZO

CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

DEBRA BRACKEEN

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance Group

TOMASZ KOLODZIEJAK

Technology Strategy, Samsung

Gear Up with the Startup Toolkit

GELI prepares students to be the next-generation CEOs and entrepreneurs. Students go through a thoughtfully designed curriculum with an entrepreneurship focus. They learn to leverage each of the 9 gears from Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan Your Path to Success and get lectured by the author of the book Dr.Tom Kosnik. They learn the “user-centric design” of the innovation. They practice the rules of thumb of evaluating and entering new markets. Most importantly, at the end of the program GELI students showcase their new-born ventures by pitching to a panel of serial entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, Stanford and Harvard Business School lecturers, successful alumni from their schools, and venture investors from Silicon Valley and China. View the Winter Program calendar below!

Summer Curriculum Calendar Coming Soon

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN—WEEK ONE:

Workshop: Silicon Valley's Startup Ecosystem

Workshop: Building a Business Plan

Workshop: Market Research and Product Validation

Workshop: Entrepreneurial Leadership

 

Seminar: Business Communications and Cultural Communications

 

Seminar: Finance 101 and Startup Fundraising

Seminar: Growing Your Personal Brand

Mentorship sessions: Business Development, Marketing, and Growth

 

Networking Session with Startup Founders

 

Two tech company visits: digital transformation and innovation strategy with company leaders

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN—WEEK TWO:

Seminar: Digital Marketing Trends

Seminar: Design Thinking

Workshop: How to Pitch to Silicon Valley Investors

Workshop: Business Development and Sales

Speaker Session on Emerging Technology

Startup Pitch Practice: How to pitch and talk to a VC

Mentorship Session for Startups: Networking and Building Bridges

Two tech company visits: digital transformation and innovation strategy with company leaders

Preparation for final pitch presentation—how to pitch onstage to Silicon Valley investors

Brainstorm

Think For Your Career

Build Global Brand

Distribute Your Products

Negotiation

Evaluate Business Opportunities,

Test Business Model

Practice Leadership

Build Your Network

Reality Check

Social Entrepreneurship

You Will Master 10 Skills 

Prepare For the Professional Workplace 

GELI is all about practical education. Before and during the winter program, students will either start their own ventures applying knowledge learned from the startup toolkit, or they will work on real-world startup projects carefully sourced from GELI’s startup partners (see below). Students will “hire” and build a winning team to work on the project together and practice their entrepreneurial leadership which plays a huge role in the professional world. Furthermore, Every GELI class will have insights from one or two guest speakers who are thought leaders that are admired in your local city ecosystem and around the world. They might be professors from Stanford or Harvard. More likely they will be successful business leaders, engineers, scientists, doctors or lawyers whose ideas are trusted and used to create very successful businesses. Students can ask these speakers any questions about their future dream professions and how to get there!

Companies We Work With

GELI Startup Partners

The No.1 Startup Evaluation Platform

AI-Powered Mentorship& Employee Engagement

Invest in Companies in Women-led Markets

The Vault, Leading Full Stack Innovation System

Your Global Startup and Entrepreneurship Online TV Channel

Technology Development and Engineering with Founding Team from MIT and Stanford

Social Media Advertising Agency

Teen Insights and Feedback

Entrepreneurship Education Bootcamp for Students and Future Entrepreneurship

VC Focus on Robotics/ Drones, Edtech and Fintech