An immersive 8-week program run in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad designed to support student entrepreneurs with resources, mentorship, education, and financial assistance.
FREE TO PARTICIPATE
FREE TO PARTICIPATE
NO EQUITY TAKEN
NO EQUITY TAKEN
In this 8-week virtual program, student founders receive a $5,000 stipend to support their time working on advancing their startups. The Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship is largely self-driven, but also offers relevant startup workshops, peer networking events, mentor connections, and other opportunities to build entrepreneurial skills. This program is delivered virtually via a partnership between Blackstone LaunchPad and Future Founders.
A NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF STUDENT FOUNDERS
Originally begun in response to intern, job, and entrepreneurial opportunities lost by college students at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship has grown into a signature program of the Blackstone LaunchPad network. With nearly 200 Fellowship alumni, this opportunity has proven a critical lifeline to students interested in exploring entrepreneurship and innovation careers, regardless of their background, starting point, or future plans.
We work with almost every type of business idea and industry
Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship is virtual, so you can participate from anywhere
Blackstone LaunchPad Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend to help grow their businesses
Receive guidance from a community of seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors
Build transformative relationships with young entrepreneurs across the U.S.
Motivation and Accountability
Gain tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to your goals
Get to know your fellow student entrepreneurs on a personal level with our collection of exciting social events
Opportunity to participate in other Blackstone LaunchPad events and networking opportunities
WHAT DO FELLOWS LEARN?
Blackstone LaunchPad Fellows spend their stipend-supported 8 weeks focused on pursuing a startup idea. These students learn by doing, growing and strengthening entrepreneurial skills like leadership, problem-solving, and communication as they complete customer discovery interviews, launch initial marketing and sales efforts, add talent to their teams, and seek additional funding and support. Learn more about the program on the Blackstone LaunchPad Website.
"The Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship has provided a remarkable experience and is the perfect balance of mentorship and autonomy. The Fellowship’s framework is the right recipe for success."
“The Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship gave us the skills we need to take our company up to the next level. We're ready to start pitching in competitions and promoting our MVP thanks to all the guidance we received from the program.”
What kind of founders/companies do you work with?
The Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship focuses on growth-stage founders who are actively exploring ways to scale their businesses.
What companies have participated in the past?
We’ve worked with over 150 companies across the country, representing a variety of industries. Learn a little more about our founder portfolio by checking out our most recent Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship Lookbook.
Do I need to relocate in order to participate?
No, the Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship is 100% virtual, and you will not need to relocate in order to participate.
Does Blackstone LaunchPad or Future Founders charge a fee/take equity in companies for program participation?
No, the Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship is free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
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