Global Launchpad: Mumbai

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

July 11, 2013 - July 14, 2013

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 travel next to Mumbai, India, this July 11-14, 2013.


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

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Event Details

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


The cost for participation in the Global Launchpad: Mumbai is $450. A deposit of $150 will be required upon acceptance, and the remainder of the program fee will be due by late June. This price includes 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 is no fee to apply to the program.


Register Online

The application to the Global Launchpad: Mumbai will be available shortly. Please visit the application page of the Global Launchpad website for information on applying and eligibility:>

Deadline: 5/3/2013

Speaker Profiles

Waverly Deutsch (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Robert Gertner (Speaker)
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean, Chicago Booth

Ellen Rudnick (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth, Executive Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Craig Wortmann (Speaker)
Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth


Erika Mercer