Our approach

Blackbox is rethinking the traditional accelerator model. We believe this model is more focused on investors than founders, and doesn’t do enough to address inequality of entrepreneurial opportunity and strenghthen emerging startup ecosystems across the globe.

While connecting startup talent to venture capital is important, an entrepreneur’s long-term success requires access to a more holistic set of resources.

The Blackbox approach is designed to be entrepreneur-first at every step, working to create a strong foundation under the founder which elevates their long-term potential, expands their worldview, exposes them to new opportunities, and connects them to their own greatness.

By helping founders become better leaders, we empower them to redefine what’s possible for themselves, their company, their community, and the world.

Blackbox programs provide critical support across four key areas:

Mentorship & Specialized Guidance

Our network of subject matter experts, value-aligned investors, executive coaches, and successful entrepreneurs offer targeted feedback and direct exposure to the Silicon Valley mindset

Culture & Strategy

We challenge founders to identify their summit and true north, all the while equipping them with the tools and frameworks needed to build and lead a team that will take them to the top

Leadership & Personal Development

A step back from the day-to-day grind to reconnect with your personal vision, explore vulnerabilities, and embrace your full potential as a founder is an invaluable investment in your company’s (and your own) future

Network Access & Leverage

Blackboxers join an active global community of more than 400 like-minded entrepreneurs committed to supporting and elevating one another

After two weeks together under one roof, founders emerge as Blackboxers, ready to take on the world.

“Blackbox brings clarity, focus and incredible ambition at the same time.
The focus on you as an entrepreneur instead of just
the business is unique and incredibly valuable.”

Iseult Ward,
Cofounder & CEO of FoodCloud, Ireland