Blackstone LaunchPad

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program helps students succeed. Accessible by over 500,000 college students globally, LaunchPad is designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni entrepreneurs - regardless of major, experience or discipline.
Our economic impact since program inception
companies (incorporated)
jobs created


Something for Everyone

Just have an idea?
We’ll help you flush out initial concepts and understand the roadmap to execute on it.
Already formed a company?
We can help overcome obstacles as you look to grow and scale your business.
Just curious?
Participate in events, join the online community, or sign up for free mentorship.

1:1 Mentorship

Free + confidential mentorship for individuals or startups at any stage in any industry.


Share knowledge and best practices, post jobs, and find team members across the global network.


Great resources and exclusive deals to help you get started from software to online courses.

Online Tools

Use specialized applications and tools to help get your startup off the ground and scale.


Entrepreneurs not ideas

Our goal is to introduce students to entrepreneurship, help them develop entrepreneurial skills and enable them to independently achieve success in whatever venture they pursue.

To learn more about why Blackstone is doing this and who sees your information, click here.
Interested in bringing LaunchPad to your school? – click here
  • Support

    As a person and an entrepreneur you are important to us. It doesn't matter if you change your mind about your venture or start a new one that is different. Our role is to empower you with the mindset, skills, resources, and network you need to be successful, regardless of what you're working on.

  • Confidentiality

    Your idea will never be discussed with anyone without your consent, your venture form will be kept private, and we take confidentiality very seriously and all staff have signed NDAs.

  • Freedom

    You are empowered to make all of the decisions about your venture. Our role is to help guide you, and we will never make decisions for you or pressure you to do something you don't want to do.

  • Trustworthiness

    You will be paired with a mentor who does not have any conflicts of interest or personal projects that are similar to yours so that they can be as helpful and objective as possible.


Global Network

The program is designed to help drive economic development in communities around partner universities increasing the likelihood that students remain and develop their ideas with the region and prepare students to enter the modern workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mindset.


Impact and Success

Since program inception we have had
coaching sessions
Explore Success Stories
Explore Success Stories

Blackstone LaunchPad

News and Press


The Blackstone Charitable Foundation

"Fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs is critical, which is why we are investing in Blackstone LaunchPad to help young entrepreneurs harness their talents and transform creative ideas into viable companies."

- Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone

Founded in 2007, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.
Learn more about The Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Want Blackstone LaunchPad at your school?

Back to Top