GEMBA Creating and Launching
The Venture


An intensive course you will complete during your final international immersion in the U.S. (at Vanderbilt) is Creating and Launching the Venture. During this course, you will have the opportunity to work with your International Team to develop a business plan for a start-up or an expansion into new areas, where you will start with a “blank sheet of paper.” You will develop a business plan from scratch and present your ideas to venture capital firms for financing.

Toward the end of the immersion week, you will compete with the other International Teams for funding and celebrate with your team upon the completion of your new business pitch.