IXL Innovation Olympics helps corporate innovators crowdsource disruptive innovations aligning markets, technology and business models within eight weeks. We do this by recruiting and coaching 25 MBAs and PhDs from five graduate schools worldwide to work on your challenges using a proven lean innovation methodology and enabled software.

World Class Methodology

High Performance Teams

Industry Experts

Online  Management Platform



The Innovation Olympics program runs over the course of 8 weeks and follows a structured 5 step process with specific deliverables at each stage  









Business Concepts




5 Consulting Teams

2000 hrs

Client Commitments

14 hrs

IXL Mentors

100 hrs

Pose Challenge

Define Challenge

Provide Feedback

Prepare Teams 

Extract Insights

Select Growth


Provide Feedback & Extract Insights

Select Concepts

Provide Feedback 

& Extract Insights

Select winners

Prepare Clients for Implementation

* A one-day IXL Strategy and Insights Workshop will help client teams assess and prioritize key concepts and create alignment for implementation after the eight weeks' program.



Our teams are from the world's best business & graduate schools 

North America



South America



Hitendra Patel

Managing Director

Dr. Hitendra Patel is the Managing Director of the IXL Center. He teaches Innovation and Growth Programs at Business Schools worldwide and has helped over 200 global companies and their executive teams drive transformation initiatives to build innovation capabilities and get 10X results.

Gregg Bauer

Senior Advisor and Consultant

Gregg Bauer is a Senior Advisor at IXL Center, and also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Spinnaker Venture, focused on innovation-driven growth. His expertise lies in understanding diverse cultures and customizing marketing and product strategies that engender new growth. 

Ronald Jonash

Senior Parner

Ronald Jonash is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center and the chairman of the Board of the Global Innovation Management Institute. He has been in innovation for over 40 years and was leading innovation practice at Arthur D. Little worldwide and Monitor Group as a senior partner. 

Steve Wyatt

Senior Advisor and Consultant

Steve Wyatt is the Principal of IXL Center UK and Singapore and teaches Strategy & Leadership at universities worldwide. He has 30 years of experience across the Asia Pacific region, as entrepreneur, corporate executive, business consultant and professor.

Gustavo Zevallos

Senior Advisor and Consultant

Gustavo Zevallos has over 25 years of management consulting experience, driving projects in strategy, marketing organization and innovation.  Gustavo worked as consultant for McKInsey in Brazil and BCG in Europe and as a partner for Monitor Group.

Manuel Mendes

Senior Advisor and Consultant

Manuel is the Co-Founder and Global Managing Director of the Boston Innovation Gateway, an affiliated company of the IXL Center, focused on the internationalization of individuals, companies, clusters and governments.

Rohan Sakpal


Rohan Sakpal is an experienced management consultant, an MBA from Hult International Business School and MSEM from Tufts University, Rohan is currently working as a business strategy and innovation consultant at IXL Center. 

Valeria Sanchez


Valeria Sanchez is a Principal at IXL Center and has over eight years of experience working in innovation strategy. She has led the 10x SME Growth program focused on accelerating growth through innovation in Colombia and Guatemala.

Fernando Onosaki


Fernando Onosaki has over 18 years of management consulting experience working in Strategy and Organization (S&O) related projects across different industries in both public and private sector clients located in different countries. 

Paulo Rosetti


Paulo Rosetti is a highly ranked innovation expert leading the execution of over 15 breakthrough projects in three different countries. He received his MBA from American University.

Arnaldo Arnal


Arnaldo Arnal is an Operations Professional form Caracas Venezuela, with over four years of experience in process optimization throughout the supply chain in both service and manufacturing industries. He has consulting experience in Strategy and Organization projects for SMEs and large corporations in the US and Latin America. 

Andrey Meshcheryakov is an IXL Consultant working with Boston Innovation Gateway on internationalization projects: facilitating US market entry and development for foreign investors and overseas companies. He has also been involved in IXL Innovation Olympics as a coach and mentor for many projects related to market entry and expansion.


Online  Management Platform

Learning Management System

Team and Client Reviews

Eureka Software

Training & Mentoring

GoTo Meeting Webinars

Innovation Community


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