Global Launchpad: Mumbai

Program Dates & Location

The Global Launchpad supports the ongoing education of entrepreneurial alumni worldwide through engaging four-day seminars taught by top Chicago Booth entrepreneurship faculty. The program most recently traveled to Mumbai, India, where it ran from July 11-14, 2013.

The Global Launchpad: Mumbai took place at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel:

Taj Mahal Palace
Apollo Bunder
Mumbai - 400 001
Maharashtra, India

Faculty & Curriculum

The Global Launchpad: Mumbai featured instruction on topics including business model evaluation; entrepreneurial selling; strategic innovation and value proposition; entrepreneurial finance, and more. Participants also took part in one-on-one mentorship sessions with faculty and seasoned alumni entrepreneurs, where they received constructive critiques of their business models and resources and advice to help them launch their businesses. The program concluded with a fast-pitch showcase, where particpants presented their ventures to alumni entrepreneurs and investors.

Download the agenda for the Global Launchpad: Mumbai.

The following faculty from Chicago Booth traveled to India to teach in the Global Launchpad: Mumbai. In addition, participants had access to a group of seasoned alumni entrepreneurs and investors:

Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth
Robert Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean, Chicago Booth
Ellen Rudnick, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth, and Executive Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth


The cost for participation in the Global Launchpad: Mumbai was $450. A deposit of $150 was required upon acceptance, and the remainder of the program fee was due by late June. This price included all seminar activities, networking events, class materials, access to mentors and faculty, and some program lunches and dinners. Out-of-pocket costs included travel to and from site, accommodation, and some meals. There was no fee to apply to the program.

Application & Deadline

The application to the Global Launchpad: Mumbai is now closed. Please visit the application page of the Global Launchpad website for information on applying to future Global Launchpads.