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.
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.
Work alongside local entrepreneurs in a vibrant environment with office space and amenities at Otters Club in Bandra West.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pitch your solution to the local innovation community in Mumbai.
Dinner celebration with the entire cohort.
What participants say?
Software Engineer, ParkUpp
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana
Founder, Car Park
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.
Price of $2,199 / Rs. 1,74,900 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.
Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Join a global community of social entrepreneurs in a 3-month online bootcamp to launch your startup. Apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum, receive expert mentorship and get partner benefits of $50K. Pitch your startup to the innovation community on Demo Day.
Learn to apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum to help solve a social, health or environmental problem in India with a team of accomplished peers.
January 2nd to 13th, 2023
$2,199 / Rs. 1,74,900
Partial scholarships available
Now accepting applications