Elevating entrepreneurs everywhere

Because we believe the world’s most impactful innovations can originate anywhere, Blackbox is on a mission to ensure that every entrepreneur — whether born in Cupertino or Cameroon — has a shot at creating shared value for the global economy.

Learn about our programs

In the heart of Silicon Valley and across the globe, our programs provide access to the resources, mentorship, and mindset founders need to take their startups to the next level.

Become a Blackboxer

Apply to an upcoming cycle of Blackbox Connect, or sign up to get notified when we open our next application window.

Partner with Blackbox

From global enablers to local stakeholders, learn how we partner with value-aligned organizations to find, select, and elevate the world’s best entrepreneurs.

Mary Grove, Director, Google for Entrepreneurs

"Blackbox Connect is an indispensable program for startups looking to access the best Silicon Valley has to offer, while providing them with tools and connections necessary to build global companies from day one."

Learn more about Google for Entrepreneurs

Exclusive program partner since 2013

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Featured Speakers/Mentors/Role Models

From Silicon Valley veterans to global entrepreneurs and investors, role models add essential value to the Blackbox experience by imparting insights and knowledge in an intimate, open environment.

Adam Cheyer

Cofounder at Viv & Siri

Kevin Hartz

Partner at Founders Fund

Heidi Roizen

Partner at DFJ

Tim Draper

Founder at Draper Associates

Christine Herron

Director at Intel Capital

Andrea Barrica

Founder at O.school

Vlad Tenev

Cofounder at Robinhood

Shernaz Daver

Executive Advisor at GV

Duncan Davidson

General Partner at Bullpen Capital

Ann Miura-Ko

Cofounding Partner at Floodgate

Bart Decrem

Founder at Soapbox and Tapulous

Julia Hartz

CEO at Eventbrite
Values-based leadership at Blackbox Connect


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Serving startup founders from every corner of the globe

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