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Learn more about the January 2016 Global Launchpad in Mexico City!

About the Program

The Global Launchpad supports the ongoing entrepreneurial education of UChicago alumni worldwide through engaging seminars taught by top Chicago Booth entrepreneurship faculty.

Launchpad Locations

The Global Launchpad travels to a variety of geographies, engaging entrepreneurial alumni from around the globe.

Sponsors and Partners

The Global Launchpad is grateful for the generous support of its sponsors and partner organizations.

Program Goals

The Global Launchpad is a "boot-camp" seminar designed to provide entrepreneurial alumni with the tools and experiential learning needed to start new ventures, grow existing businesses, or innovate within their current roles. Alumni will gain a solid understanding of the core tenets of entrepreneurship as well as access to faculty mentorship and a local alumni network.


The Global Launchpad's unique curriculum blends classroom instruction grounded in theoretical frameworks with hands-on coaching by top Chicago Booth faculty and access to a dynamic network of local mentors.


Seminars are taught by top Chicago Booth faculty with long and successful track records as entrepreneurs and investors and deep expertise across almost every industry. These faculty are active leaders in the entrepreneurial and investor community with strong networks that span the globe. Faculty who teach in the program include Scott Meadow, Robert Gertner, Craig Wortmann, Ellen Rudnick, and Waverly Deutsch.

Mexico City, Mexico

Join us from September 10-12, 2015 at the next Global Launchpad in Mexico City, Mexico. Read more about the Global Launchpad: Mexico City, and register today.

Mumbai, India

The most recent Global Launchpad program took place from July 11-14, 2013 in Mumbai, India. Read more about the Global Launchpad: Mumbai.

London, England

The second Global Launchpad took place in London, England, from September 12-15, 2012, at the Chicago Booth London Campus. Read more about the Global Launchpad: London.

Beijing, China

The Global Launchpad series kicked off in July 2012 with the Global Launchpad: Beijing, hosted by the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.

Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to the sponsors and supporters of the previous Global Launchpads.

Support the Global Launchpad

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is currently seeking sponsorship for the 2015 Global Launchpad in Mexico City. The program offers premier exposure to the UChicago global entrepreneurship network, as well as extensive marketing and branding opportunities among our alumni base. Sponsors also have the opportunity to participate in the program and gain access to cutting-edge research and topics in entrepreneurship. For information on sponsoring the Global Launchpad, please contact Erika Mercer, senior associate director in the Polsky Center.