Application Deadline: March 30th 2018
Blackbox is a global nonprofit committed to promoting equality of entrepreneurial opportunity through access to resources, mentorship, and immersive programs in the heart of Silicon Valley.
In San Francisco and alongside program partners across the globe, we leverage the best of Silicon Valley—its people, its wisdom, and its culture—to connect founders to their own greatness.
This is a two-week immersion program in Silicon Valley for visiting female founders who are based outside of the United States. Blackbox Connect is open to global startup founders seeking to hone their craft of entrepreneurship, amplify their drive, and fortify the foundation of their startup.
Together with a hand-picked cohort of fellow founders from across the globe, Blackboxers are hosted at Factory, a San Francisco-based innovation hub where talent from around the world gathers to disrupt their thinking and create the future. Two weeks is just enough time for entrepreneurs to experience a profound mindset shift that elevates their personal and professional lives.
2018 Program Schedule:
> Blackbox Connect 21 // February 26-March 9
> Blackbox Connect 22 (Female Founders Edition) // May 21-June 1
> Blackbox Connect 23 // August 13-24
> Blackbox Connect 24 // November 5-16
Google for Entrepreneurs Scholarship:
Starting in 2018, eligible entrepreneurs can apply to become a Google for Entrepreneurs Scholar. To be eligible, you must be a member of one of the organizations in the Google for Entrepreneurs partner network.
If accepted as a Google for Entrepreneurs Scholar, Google will cover the full cost of the program, including travel expenses.
Open to Founders who have launched a product in the market, have seen promising traction, and are now facing a key inflection point in their startup journey.
Apply to Blackbox Connect if:
- You’re a female founder looking to 10x your startup (and yourself),
- You are available to travel to the United States for the complete duration of the program for which you are applying (May 21- June 1, 2018)
- Must be the original founder/cofounder of your startup
- Must commit to full participation in the two week residential program
- Must have product launched in market
- Must be proficient in English
- Must not have extensive prior exposure to the SV ecosystem
As part of your application, you need to prepare a 30-60 second video telling us about yourself, your startup, and the number one thing you hope to get out of your Blackbox Connect experience if selected.
Exchange valuable insights
with successful entrepreneurs, experienced investors, and subject matter experts
Leverage a worldwide network
of relationships with like-minded founders, mentors, and champions
Emerge as a force multiplier
capable of transforming their startup ecosystems into hubs of innovation
Access resources and knowledge
to fuel global expansion and pave the way for new possibilities
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