Student Profiles

Meet our 2021 Pitch Competition Semifinalists

Since its inception in 2007, the Blackstone LaunchPad network has sought opportunities to elevate and promote collegiate entrepreneurs on their journeys to build next-generation companies and careers.

As the global pandemic continues and in-person events remain on hold, we are collaborating with Startup Grind, the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators, to run the 2021 LaunchPad Pitch Competition virtually at Startup Grind’s Global Conference.

30 impressive founders from across the network were selected to advance to the semifinal round. Coached by Blackstone Ambassadors, these semifinalists will compete for the top seven slots to pitch live at the Startup Grind Global Conference before a panel of industry-leading judges, for a chance at over $50,000 in prizes.

This Lookbook contains information about the 30 remarkable semifinalists in this year’s pitch competition. You can view it here.