Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars


Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars helps The University of Texas at Dallas students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Open to all students and recent alumni in all majors, the campus-based Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars enables participants to access mentoring, grow their network, and access the resources to accelerate the success of their business.

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Accessible to over 700,000 college students per year, LaunchPad is designed to complement existing entrepreneurship on-campus resources, coordinate off-campus opportunities for schools and students to expand their reach, and convene students and staff at world-class events leveraging our industry-leading mentors, networks, and brands.

Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars 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.



Entrepreneurial activity is often the crucial catalyst in the growth of successful businesses, industries, and communities. Research and experience have shown that America’s prosperity hinges on the ability of its businesses to continually innovate and generate new products, services, and ventures. Built on a platform of entrepreneurship, Blackstone and Techstars believe strongly in investing in new enterprises that have the potential to stimulate economic opportunity and deliver enduring value.



  • Help transform student ideas into thriving enterprises
  • Cultivate entrepreneurship and ignite job growth
  • Develop and support innovative programs with the potential to create high-growth businesses.
  • Support entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Produce enduring results across the United States and around the world.
  • Bottomline: help students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers!

Founded in 2007, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

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Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas is a co-working and event space that was established with a $1M grant from the charitable foundation of the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone, creating a 5,000-square foot multi-purpose collaborative space to inspire, accelerate, and support student entrepreneurship.

Blackstone LaunchPad
2830 Rutford Avenue, Richardson,
TX 75080, USA

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