The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars (LaunchPad) program at the University of Texas at Austin helps students succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. Open to students and alumni of all majors, the LaunchPad enables participants to access one-on-one mentoring, grow their network, and access resources to accelerate the success of their businesses. The LaunchPad allows students to explore entrepreneurship at their own pace, while creating an inclusive cross-disciplinary environment that encourages students to make an impact through entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program was developed as part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, modeled after a successful program at the University of Miami, and is powered by Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. The LaunchPad was founded in 2017, enabled by a generous grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.