WHAT IS

Blackstone LaunchPad


The Blackstone LaunchPad Powered by Techstars network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Available to over 700,000 college students, LaunchPad is designed to complement existing entrepreneurship on-campus resources, coordinate off-campus opportunities for schools and students to expand their reach, and convene students and staff at world-class events leveraging our industry-leading mentors, networks and brands.

LaunchPad transforms students into entrepreneurs.

Our economic impact since program inception
17838
ventures
8963
companies (incorporated)
191930
participants

THERE IS

Something for Everyone


Just have an idea?
 
Our tools and opportunities will help you understand the roadmap to get started.
Already formed a company?
 
We’ll connect you to advisors and mentors to help overcome obstacles as you look to grow and scale your business.
Curious about entrepreneurship?
 
Participate in events, join the online community, and learn entrepreneurial skills that will help you beyond the traditional founder role.

WE INVEST IN

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.

WE PROVIDE

students and schools with


1:1 Mentorship

Free and confidential coaching for individuals or startups at any stage and in any industry. Access to advisors and mentors in the Techstars and Blackstone networks.

Community

Shared knowledge and best practices, job postings, and access to find team members across the global network.

Resources/Deals

Curated content and exclusive offers to help you get started. Training, templates, software, and web services for all stages of the startup life cycle.

Global Programming

Gathering exceptional student entrepreneurs at premier, signature events.
To learn more about how LaunchPad works, please visit our FAQs.

OUR

Values

  • Supportive

    As a person and an entrepreneur you are important to us. It doesn't matter if you change course, join forces with another founder, or end up pursuing a traditional career. Our role is to empower you with the entrepreneurial mindset, skills, resources, and network you need to be successful, regardless of what you pursue.

  • Confidential

    Your idea will never be discussed with anyone without your consent and your venture information will be kept private. All LaunchPad staff have signed NDAs and our network can help you with protecting intellectual property.

  • Empowering

    You make the decisions about your venture. Our role is to help guide you and we will never pressure you to take action that makes you uncomfortable.

  • Trustworthy

    Your mentors or advisors do not have any conflicts of interest so that they can be as helpful and objective as possible. We just want you to succeed.

OUR

Global Network


Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars was created to stimulate campus entrepreneurship and help drive economic development in students’ local communities. LaunchPad also prepares students to enter the modern, global workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mindset.
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OUR

Impact and Success

Since program inception we have had
 $
193
 million
funds raised
 $
91
 million
revenue

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY

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

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