The Growthosphere
The Growthosphere
The Growthosphere

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Experts & Coaches

Context: Designed at the Harvard Innovation Lab, Milan Global’s Growthosphere is an innovative ecosystem where growth is challenging, organic and inevitable. Since 2019, we have rolled out a multitude of career acceleration programs to produce future business leaders and effective citizens of the world. We do this by teaching young people and upskillers to develop a growth mindset and solve real-world problems alongside global entrepreneurs and innovators. With every project and new program, our network of multidisciplinary experts across the globe grows. 


Malini Srikrishna, LSW

Director, Growthosphere

Alma Mater: Harvard University, The Ohio State University


Ciarra Jones

Journalist, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur

Alma Mater: Harvard University, UC-Berkeley


Melinda McClimans, PhD

Educator, Social Scientist, Entrepreneur

Alma Mater: The Ohio State University

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Samarth Baligar

Health Coach, Researcher, Serial Entrepreneur

Alma Mater: PESIT, University of Wollongong

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Leonna Bell

Project Manager, Marketer, Serial Entrepreneur

Alma Mater: The Ohio State University



 Track #1  

Upskilling Growthshops & Apprenticeships

Throughout the year, we offer series of upskilling growthshops in digital marketing, innovation & beyond. At the least, participants gain monetisable skills, and at the most join the Growthosphere long-term for continued upskilling.

 Track #2  

Independent Scholars Program

The Independent Scholars Program is for students who want to research cutting-edge topics under experts from leading institutions. The exact project is determined based on the scholar's interest or the opportunity we determine as the best fit. 

 Track #3  

Employability & Income Training

This track is for people explicitly looking to make additional income or gain employment. If they demonstrate exceptional work ethic during the two-week training marathon, we will help bridge skill gaps to provide paid gigs or employment. 


Nov - Feb 2023 Opportunities

Independent Scholar Research Areas

(Rolling Admission)

Health & Biotech

Scholars will research under scientists and health coaches for Growing Young, an evidence-based product and book for people 40+ to beat ageing.

Policy & Law

Scholars will be mentored directly by published researchers focused on producing research to explore global criminal justice systems. 

Economics & Human Capital Development

Scholars will develop a robust research database on the economic implications of skill gaps and lack of employment opportunities globally.

Employability & Income Trainings

(Sign-Up >2 Weeks Before for 2-Week Training)

Social Media Marketing

Orientation Date: Jan 16th, 2023 

Visual Storytelling

Orientation Date: Feb 6, 2023 

Upskilling Growthshop Series

(Sign-Up >1 Month Before for 5 Sessions in 5 Weeks)

Creativity Series

Starting Date: Jan 23rd, 2023



Harvard Innovation Lab
Venture Accelerator 2021-22

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Please explore the programs above to determine the best fit for you or your nominee. If you want to connect with one of our growth coaches directly to discuss ongoing opportunities, email

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