U N I Q U E      A C T I O N       
L E A R N I N G  -  A P R O A C H

Participants will have access to our unique proprietary action-learning approach, as well as methodologies, frameworks, and content taught by our team to thousands of MBA students

* Shortlist of global clients we have provided consulting services

“The methodology made us

see far beyond,

brought method and helped us

to generate and accelerate new ideas”

Daniel Leipnitz 

President of the Association

Technology from Santa Catarina

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EPIC PROGRAM

Connect with the world
Understand what comes next
Create high-impact insights
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T H E    P R O G R A M

Explore the hottest innovation ecosystems in the world to broaden your perspective and gain new knowledge, networks and insights

BOGOTA • BOLZANO • BOSTON • DUBAI • GUATEMALA • ISTANBUL • MEXICO CITY

• SAN FRANCISCO • SAO PAULO • SEOUL • SINGAPORE • SHANGHAI • TORONTO

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The EPIC Program connects individuals, businesses, and governments with the world’s best innovation ECOSYSTEMS and the most brilliant minds

W H Y      E P I C ?

The program is PERSONALIZED according to the destination “fit”, where we have local teams and a unique network of relations

EPIC delivers clear and tangible results in a practical way through a combination of education and consulting proven success INNOVATION approaches

The program methodologies, processes, and content are accredited by one of the most well-known bodies of CERTIFICATION for innovation – the Global Innovation Management Institute

E

P

I

C

HOW DO

WE DO IT?

The EPIC program is designed to be highly practical and action-oriented. It is composed of both educational, professional, and social elements, providing participants with a memorable experience.

Our proprietary innovation methodology is reflected in the program design, which encompasses action-learning, networking, benchmarking, and cultural experience.

A C T I O N      L E A R N I N G

Acquire world-class know-how, advanced methodologies, and effective tools from renowned thought leaders and seasoned consultants.

KNOW

HOW-TO

DO

PRICING MODEL

NETWORKS & PARTNERS

PRODUCTION

OFFERING

DELIVERY

MARKETS

Technologies

Processes

Assets

Products

Services

Brand

Occasions

Locations

Channels

Customers

Needs

Experiences

Jay Rao

Babson Faculty & Entrepreneurship Expert

Karen Kelleher

LISC Exec Director

& ESG Expert

Kaushik Vardharajan

Boston University Director & Hospitality Expert

Dolly Amaya

Harvard Professor

& Finance Expert

Carlos Sierra

MIT Alumni & Serial Entrepreneur

N E T W O R K I N G

Plug into a vast network of industry leaders, experts, and professors with diverse backgrounds.

B E N C H M A R K I N G

Access leading universities, innovation centers, and organizations in your industry.

C U L T U R A L      E X P E R I E N C E

Experience the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Sports, food, and arts are all there.

T Y P I C A L
W E E K LY
A G E N D A

The EPIC Program calendar is designed to be intense, but also eclectic, dynamic and fun.

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

MORNING

( A C T I O N -

L E A R N I N G )

AFTERNOON

( N E T W O R K I N G )

AFTERNOON

( B E N C H -

M A R K I N G )

E V E N I N G

( C U LT U R A L

E X P E R I E N C E )

 L U N C H      B R E A K 

 B R E A K 

 B R E A K 

* Examples of networking, benchmarking and cultural experience for the city of Boston, MA

“Through a high-level agenda,

we understand why Colombia is

faster and we generate

numerous ideas and connections.”

Francisco Queiroz Maia Junior 

Secretary Des. Ceará economy

U N I Q U E     
C O N S U L T I N G     
C O M P O N E N T

The program’s action-learning approach is blended with our unique proprietary consulting methodologies which have been applied by our team to hundreds of global market leaders

* Shortlist of global clients we have provided consulting services

“The simple, convergent process

and consultant facilitator,

allowed us to generate results

bigger and faster in all

our business units”

Michael Warsaw 

Global Vice President of

Johnson Controls Innovation

D I F F E R E N T      P R O G R A M S
F O C U S A R E A S

The EPIC Program has been running since 2016 and has already connected hundreds of leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and university students to the best entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the world.

“I saw a reality light years

ahead of Brazil. It's a unique

experience. There are

many ideas in my head,

too much information.

It really is a culture shock.”

Sarah Brazil 

Unilink Director

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The EPIC program design and content were envisioned by prominent consultants and innovation thought leaders who also teach at the top business schools worldwide.

M A N U E L      M E N D E S

Co-founder and Managing Director of BIG

Manuel is a serial entrepreneur and consultant with a focus on international business and innovation. He has worked with over 400 organizations, governments, and universities worldwide. His internationalization studies while at Harvard University were recognized and published at HBR, being later the basis for the Boston Innovation Gateway foundation and its proprietary methodologies, frameworks, and tools.

H I T E N D R A      PA T E L ,      P h D

Managing Director of IXL Center

Dr. Patel has not only helped drive innovation for large corporations like Johnson Controls, Hewlett Packard, LG, Verizon and P&G, but has also consulted small to medium size enterprises and governments around the globe. He built the world’s largest start-up accelerator for budding young entrepreneurs through Hult Prize in collaboration with President Bill Clinton and his team.

R O N A L D      J O N A S H

Chairman of the Board of the GIM Institute

Ron was a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he established and led their Innovation Practice. He was also a founder of Innovation Management Inc. For 20 years, he held Managing Director position of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. As a Professor, he led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies.

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The EPIC Program is delivered in collaboration with the global

leaders in INTERNATIONALIZATION, CONSULTING AND EDUCATION

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Boston Innovation Gateway (BIG) was founded by IXL Center following a study conducted at Harvard University designed to help companies and individuals go international. The initiative was highlighted by the university in 2014 and published

in the Harvard Business Review in 2015. BIG designs and coordinates the EPIC program.

The Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership (IXL) is the Certified Training Provider of the GIM Institute. IXL has a global footprint and is recognized by Forbes as one of the best consulting companies in innovation, growth & new business models. IXL delivers the training through its global team of consultants and thought leaders.

Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) is the global standard certification board for innovation and innovation management. Over 200 Fortune 500 companies and over 5,000 MBA students worldwide have developed mastery of innovation through the structured frameworks and processes of the GIM Institute. GIMI provides the certification for the program.

• BARCELONA • BOGOTÁ • BRUXELAS • BOSTON • CAIRO • DUBAI • CIDADE DA GUATEMALA • HONG KONG • KUALA LUMPUR • LONDRES • CIDADE DO MÉXICO • MILÃO • MUMBAI • ROTTERDAM • SÃO PAULO • SEUL • XANGAI • CINGAPURA

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