Apply: Blackbox Connect Program for Female Founders 2018 (Google for Entrepreneurs Scholarships Available)

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Applications are invited for the Blackbox Connect 22 Program. This is a flagship two-week residential program in Silicon Valley 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.

Eligibility:

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 are 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).

Requirements:

  • 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

Benefits:

They believe a more equitable, prosperous future begins with the increasing access to entrepreneurial resources; mentorship, capital, knowledge, and networks. Through Blackbox Connect, the flagship two-week residential program in Silicon Valley, founders have the opportunity to:

  • Build relationships with successful entrepreneurs, experienced venture capitalists, and subject matter experts.
  • Access resources to fuel their global expansion.
  • Emerge as drivers of growth capable of transforming startup ecosystems into hubs of innovation.

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 partners network.

If accepted as a Google for Entrepreneurs scholar, Google will cover the full cost of the program, including travel expenses.

Application:

As part of your application, you need to prepare a 30 – 60 seconds video talking about yourself, your startup, and the number one thing you hope to get out of your Blackbox Connect experience if selected.

To apply, visit here.

Application Deadline:

March 30, 2018.

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