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India is a country with unprecedented business opportunities, but starting a new venture in this rapidly changing environment can be daunting. In Launching New Ventures—India, you will explore how to develop a new business line in an established company or start up an independent new enterprise, while managing the risk and uncertainty that result from disruptive technologies, unstable capital markets, and regulatory changes. You will emerge equipped with the strategic skills and entrepreneurial mindset to identify and prioritize opportunities—and transform them into successful and sustainable new business ventures.

Harvard Business School in India

As part of Harvard's mission to build a truly global university, HBS has been cultivating stronger and deeper connections with India's business environment for more than a decade. Our engagement in this region, initiated with case studies focused on companies operating in India, has gradually expanded to include development initiatives for faculty in India, specialized education programs, analysis of local business challenges through the India Research Center, and a new state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. Now, more than ever, HBS is committed to fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth for years to come—in India and around the world.

What You Can Expect

Presenting the latest perspectives on entrepreneurial issues and best practices in India and around the world, this leadership training program helps you to improve your analytical skills, make sound investment and management decisions, and develop the essential leadership capabilities required to build and launch a venture in India.

Your Course of Study

Launching New Ventures—India examines the complex process of building a successful new business in India. You will explore a range of topics, including defining business initiatives, attracting capital and talent, and evolving your strategy and organization as the business grows.

Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for entrepreneurially minded business leaders who are currently developing or planning to build a new venture in India or the surrounding region. These enterprises could be launched inside an established company or as an independent new business.