3rd Edition from February 15th to May 7th, 2021

 An official certification program of

Purpose Launchpad Mentor

Certification Program

Francisco is committed to helping innovation enthusiasts to master the Purpose Launchpad, which is the most comprehensive innovation methodology ever, in order to become extraordinary mentors for entrepreneurs and corporates who want to make a massive impact.


Why become a Certified

Purpose Launchpad Mentor?

  • The purpose of Purpose Launchpad is to empower extraordinary people to create the future. 

  • Purpose Launchpad is focused on evolving early-stage ideas and startups into purpose-driven and exponential organizations.

  • Purpose Launchpad Mentors help entrepreneurs and corporate to make a massive impact.

  • Certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors will:

  • Get a deep knowledge of the Purpose Launchpad itself

  • Get a deep knowledge of all the methodologies that Purpose Launchpad implement (Design Thinking, Customer Development, Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Innovation Accounting, Exponential Organizations, ExO Canvas, MTP Canvas, etc.)

  • Get experience implementing the Purpose Launchpad

  • Get experience mentoring with the Purpose Launchpad

  • Get the right mindset to become a purpose-driven leader (and help others to do the same)

  • Learn how to be a mentor to entrepreneurs and corporations.

  • Learn how to make a business around Purpose Launchpad

  • Get access to the Purpose Accelerator as an official mentor

3 months of learning, building and evolving 

3rd Edition starting on February 15th, 2021

Participants will spend 1-2 hours per day learning and mastering the Purpose Launchpad


Learn about all innovation methodologies and tools

included in Purpose Launchpad

COMMON initiative

Participants will apply the Purpose Launchpad (as team members) using the same initiative

own initiative

Participants will apply the Purpose Launchpad (as mentors) using an external initiative they bring


Final debrief about key topics, such as business development and model for Purpose Launchpad

What's the program of the Launchpad Mentor Certification?

The Purpose Launchpad Mentor certification program, which is probably one of  the most comprehensive innovation course there is, includes:

  • Purpose Launchpad principles

  • Purpose Launchpad processes

  • Purpose Launchpad artifacts

  • Purpose Launchpad mentoring

  • Purpose Launchpad business model

  • Massive Transformative Purpose Design

  • MTP Canvas

  • Design Thinking

  • Empathy Map Canvas

  • Customer Development

  • Value Proposition Canvas

  • Cashflow management

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Lean Canvas

  • Exponential Organizations

  • ExO Canvas

  • Agile frameworks

  • Innovation accounting

  • And more...

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This course is aimed at...



Startups advisors 

Corporate consultants


Innovation trainers

For anyone who wants to make an impact!


Certified Launchpad Mentor Pricing 

This 3-month program is aimed to provide you with a huge amount of knowledge and an extraordinary experience to become a top-notch mentor for entrepreneurs and corporates that will make an impact.

Francisco Palao will be personally committed to providing you with close support during the

whole program to ensure you make the most of out it.

Certified Launchpad Mentor Application

3rd Edition: From February 15th to May 7th, 2021

There will be a rigorous selection process to select the first group of Certified Launchpad Mentors: ​

  • Application fee of $500 USD (will be fully reimbursed in case of not-selection)

  • Interview with Francisco Palao​ (to check best candidates)

  • Only 10 participants per group (English/Spanish)

  • Applications will close when groups are full


Standard Price

 $3,000 USD

Early Bird by November 30th

$2,750 USD

Master Instructor

Francisco Palao

Francisco Palao is an award-winning innovator who has inspired and advised organizations around the world to design and implement innovation strategies.  Francisco is the main designer of the Purpose Launchpad methodology and the ExO Sprint. Also, Francisco has published the books ‘Exponential Transformation’ and 'Massive Transformative Purpose'. 


Francisco is the Founder of Purpose Alliance, a global community focused on empowering extraordinary people to create the future.

Previously, Francisco co-founded with Salim Ismail ExO Works (where he acted as CEO from idea-stage to profitability), which has successfully implemented transformation projects for organizations around the world (Visa, Black and Decker, HP, etc.), and was a founding member, CEO and Vice Chairman of OpenExO, a Global Transformation Ecosystem focused on supporting organizations, institutions, and people to transform themselves for the industry disruption.

In addition, Francisco has founded (and acted as CEO) several companies including LeanMonitor, a cloud-based platform acquired by in 2014. LeanMonitor was focused on helping large organizations and startups implement lean startup principles and improve their innovation strategies. Francisco also founded Nativoo, an AI-based platform for personalized tourism, acquired by SBTUR in 2012, and IActive, a high-tech company focused on AI, named Cool Vendor by Gartner in 2012.  The first Internet startup that Francisco ran was called BuscarAmigos.Com and he co-founded it in 2001 and was acquired in 2004.

Francisco has extensive experience teaching about innovation and entrepreneurship in prestigious business schools and universities, such as IE Business School and Singularity University.

Francisco has been honored with several prestigious international recognitions and was granted the TR35 award by MIT, honoring the Top Innovators under 35.

Francisco holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Granada, and an Executive MBA from the IE Business School. He is also a graduate student of Singularity University and worked with Steve Blank on Lean Startup at Berkley University.


Evolving Organizations and People

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