Training the next generation of entrepreneurs

Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program, accessible by over 500K students globally by the end of 2015, designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni - regardless of major, experience or discipline.

There’s 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 signup for free mentorship
“Fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs is critical to America’s recovery, 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

How can you help, participate, support?

Blackstone looks to share as many resources as possible to further support students. We invite you to contribute to the bLackstone LaunchPad Global Network Through:


Subject matter expertise or leadership insights via Blackstone exclusive content modules


As a “virtual” mentor by allowing your profile to be showcased across our network online


Free of discounted services to vetted ventures who can leverage you service to grow their businesses.

500k students world-wide

Blackstone LaunchPad will be available to over 500,000 students by the end of 2015. 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.

Want Blackstone LaunchPad at your school?

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 .
  • 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 and 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.
  • Success Stories

    Brought to you by Blackstone Charitable Foundation

    Blackstone LaunchPad is an experiential campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets through individualized coaching, ideation and venture creation support. Developed as part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and modeled after a successful program at the University of Miami, the program is will be available to over 500,000 by the end of 2015. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of Blackstone and its founders, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is directing the firm’s resources and intellectual capital to support entrepreneurship nationwide and globally.