Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms headquartered in New York, New York.

Its philanthropic branch, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, created Blackstone LaunchPad in 2008 to support student ventures by helping with entrepreneurial skill-building so students can succeed in any career they choose.

The Blackstone LaunchPad network makes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills accessible for all students to help them build companies and develop entrepreneurial skills.

The Blackstone LaunchPad offers programs such as speaker series, workshops, training, and competitions designed to support students regardless of major, experience or discipline. It also includes valuable resources and the connection to apps such as Techstars to help students to develop their ideas and prepare students to enter the modern workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mind-set.