Purpose Launchpad Mentor Certification Program
Class of the third edition (from February to May 2021)
Who should attend?
Family and friends of graduating Purpose Launchpad mentors
Members of the Purpose Alliance community who want to meet new Purpose Launchpad Mentors
Purpose Launchpad mentors from previous editions who want to meet their new colleagues
Anyone interested in learning more about the Purpose Launchpad and the Purpose Alliance community
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 (among others). 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 Gust.com 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.