Mumbai Social Innovation Bootcamp

Solve a local problem in India


Join our next cohort accelerating innovation towards the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by solving a social, health or environmental problem in India. Learn to apply a proven social entrepreneurship framework alongside a cohort of innovators and startup founders. Receive 1-1 mentorship to design your solution and pitch, and receive initial investor feedback.

Teams that validate interest for their solution will be eligible to receive an investment offer from our partner fund.

Key Features


Apply MIT's "Disciplined Entrepreneurship", Google Venture's "Sprint", HubSpot's "Flywheel" and "Theory of Change" frameworks to design and test your solution. We have sourced several innovation challenges from the local community.


Expert Mentors from BonBillo provide guidance to design your solution and pitch. Visit and learn from successful local entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders.

Co-Working Space
and Amenities


Work alongside local entrepreneurs in a vibrant environment with office space and amenities at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai's leading business district.

Mumbai Excursions and Elephanta Caves


Understand and appreciate Mumbai through a tour of the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach and Hanging Gardens. Tour Asia's largest slum at Dharavi and learn how people make their livings there. Meet dabbawalas, or lunch delivery people, who fuel the city’s workers. Experience the Elephanta Caves, the UNESCO-World Heritage Site located on an island off the coast of Mumbai.

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp January 2020 Demo Day
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp January 2020 Demo Day
Site visit to Yoco, a leading Fintech startup, with Bradley Wattrus, Co-Founder and CFO, sharing his learnings
Site visit to Yoco, a leading Fintech startup, with Bradley Wattrus, Co-Founder and CFO, sharing his learnings
Dharavi, Mumbai
Dharavi, Asia's largest slum with flourishing industries
Marine Drive, Mumbai
Marine Drive, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves, the UNESCO-World Heritage Site
Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens, Mumbai

Program Overview


Local challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and mentorship to design and test your solution

We provide key elements social innovators need to solve a problem: Local context and challenges, a proven framework for rapidly designing and testing a solution, access to top advisors and industry experts, an accomplished peer group, a vibrant workspace, local excursions and visits to successful startups and innovation hubs.

Day 1 - Program Introduction, Opportunities in India

Program orientation and introduction.

Learn about India's rapid growth, challenges and opportunities from a leading Impact VC Investor.

Welcome dinner with the entire cohort.

Day 2 - Identify your Target Customer

Apply the “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” framework to Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer.

Visit a successful local startup and hear about the founder's journey.

Day 3 - Define your Value Proposition, Competitive Positioning

Apply the “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” framework to define your value proposition, core and competitive positioning.

Hear from a successful local founder about their journey and key lessons learned.

Day 4 - Define your Team Culture and Values, Customer Acquisition Strategy

Define your team culture and values.

Design your go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy.

Visit an innovation hub and learn from corporate innovation leaders.

Day 5 - 8 - Design and Test your Solution, Local Excursions

Apply “Sprint” to design, prototype and test your solutions with customers.

Tour of the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Hanging Gardens, Dharavi and Dhobi Ghat.

Excursion to the Elephanta Caves, the UNESCO-World Heritage Site located on an island off the coast of Mumbai.

Day 9 - Design your Business Model and Social Impact

Design your business model to maximize value creation for customers and align timing of value creation to your payouts.  

Develop your Theory of Change with clear impact metrics to communicate your social impact with all stakeholders.

Day 10 - 11 - Design your Pitch, OKRs and Fundraising Strategy

Design your pitch to the local innovation community.

Set goals to achieve your next startup milestones.

Develop a strategy to fundraise or achieve sustainable revenue.

Visit an innovation hub and local startup. Learn from local Impact VC investors.

Day 12 - Demo Day Pitches

Pitch your solution to the local innovation community in Mumbai.

Dinner celebration with the entire cohort.

What participants say?

Jabulani Kunene
Jabulani Kunene
Software Engineer, ParkUpp
The one thing I took away from Bonbillos incredible program is my new found confidence in global thinking... Throughout the whole program I was constantly surprised at how much I was learning. Proof that there is no one standard way to become a successful entrepreneur.
Cape Town Social Innovation Bootcamp 2020
Palesa Moloi
Palesa Moloi
Co-Founder, ParkUpp
Really awesome enjoyable experience. High learning environment mixed with a lot of fund and travel. Highly recommended. We had a lot of high impact, rapid fire rounds of lectures, activities and a pitch/demo day to potential investors. We also visited local startups: LULA and YOCO who shared their journey on how they built their companies. Every startup needs to go through a programme such as this where it gives exposure to international content on how to build a business with a mix of local startup learnings.
Cape Town Social Innovation Bootcamp 2020
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana
Founder, Bizquad
The Bootcamp far exceeded any expectations I had. The quality of the content and the people delivering was top class and I feel I grew in ways I did not know I could...Collaborating with other start-ups and seeing the synergies in our respective journeys brought about great learning.
Cape Town Social Innovation Bootcamp 2020
Xolile Xaba
Xolile Xaba
Founder, Car Park
Working with BonBillo has been an amazing experience...
I really liked how they pushed me towards the right direction about the problem we are trying to solve. I also got a chance to learn a lot about my country's history and I also experienced the beauty of South Africa.
Cape Town Social Innovation Bootcamp 2020
Panya Chheng
Panya Chheng
Founder, Medyear
Entrepreneurs, like the friends I made during this program, will be the ones who will shape the future.As for Medyear, we found out we could meet a niche need within the HIV/AIDS narrative...I had the best time and came away with so much. Big heartfelt thank you to the BonBillo team and SBC team, and others (Oliver, Papa Trill, etc).
Cape Town Social Innovation Bootcamp 2020

Pricing


Price of $1,750 / Rs. 1,40,000 includes co-working space, events and excursions. It excludes flights to Mumbai, accommodation, daily food and commute.

Partial scholarships are available.

Who is the program for?


Entrepreneurs and innovators interested in solving India’s problems, expanding into India and building a team in India. 

University students interested in exploring a social impact startup focused on India.