Call for Application for Blackbox Connect Program 2018


Blackbox Connect is a two-week program open to global startup founders seeking to hone the craft of entrepreneurship, amplify their drive, and fortify their company’s foundation. Together with a hand-picked cohort of fellow founders from across the globe, Blackboxers are immersed in an intensive, residential experience in the heart of San Francisco. Two weeks is just enough time for founders to experience a profound mindset shift that elevates their personal and professional lives.


  • Must be the original founder/co-founder 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

Blackbox Connect Experience:

In the first week, the Blackbox experience gives the space, freedom, and agency to step back and reevaluate your startup—and your role as its founder. Together with the top-tier network of advisors, mentors, and speakers, it builds a foundation of trust that allows you to tackle key challenges in your vision, team, product, market, business, and culture. Your peers in the program as global entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and sectors will provide fresh perspectives that open new possibilities for growth, both personally and professionally.

In the second week, Blackbox connects your drive as an entrepreneur to a legacy worth creating. You will learn from and be inspired by role models, mentors, and each other. Once you’ve renewed your sense of purpose and direction, Blackbox gives you the opportunity to showcase who you are, what you’re building, and why it matters to Silicon Valley investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts who can help your startup grow. As the program comes to a close, Blackbox takes time to solidify the relationships formed and discoveries made over the past two weeks, ensuring that the impact of your Blackbox experience continues to reveal itself for years to come.

Advantage of participating in the Program:

You’ll become part of an active global network that offers lifelong support and opportunities for collaboration. Blackbox facilitate a range of valuable follow-on offerings to Blackboxers, from e-mentor matchmaking, founder forums, leadership opportunities, alumni networking events, advisory services, exclusive perks, and much more.

Deadline for Application: 28 August 2018

Event Date: 5-16 November, 2018

Venue: San Francisco, USA

Open to all

For detail information and application form, click on the provided link.