Elevating entrepreneurs everywhere

Because the world’s most impactful innovations can originate anywhere, Blackbox exists to ensure every entrepreneur has a shot at creating shared value for the global economy—whether they’re born in Cupertino or Cameroon.

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 rising global entrepreneurs and investors, these role models add essential value to the Blackbox experience by imparting key insights and knowledge in an intimate and open environment.

Forest Baskett

Managing Director at ABC Ltd.

Mike Maples

General Partner at August Capital

Bill Maris

General Partner at August Capital

Pascal Finnete

Managing Director at Singular University Labs

Ann Winblad

Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Steve Chen

Co-Founder of Avos

David Hornik

General Partner at August Capital

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner at Canaan Partners

Leveling the playing field for female founders


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Serving startup founders from every corner of the globe

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