Blackbox Connect 24 Program for Global Startup Founders 2018 (Google for Entrepreneurs Scholarships Available)

Blackbox Connect 24 Program for Global Startup Founders 2018 (Google for Entrepreneurs Scholarships Available)

Deadline: August 28, 2018

Application are open for the Blackbox Connect 24 program, taking place November 5-16 in Silicon Valley. Global founders, step into the center of Silicon Valley and accelerate your startup with Blackbox Connect. Google for Entrepreneurs is providing scholarships for startups within the partner network.

Blackbox Connect is a two-week program for global startup founders seeking to hone their 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.

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 partner network.

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

Be sure to confirm you’re affiliated with a member of the network in order to be eligible.


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. Because our program places a focus on the founder and the critical role they play in shaping, leading, and growing their company, strong candidates should welcome self-reflection and be eager to explore their most vexing personal and professional challenges. Our curriculum is optimized for CEOs and we give preference to those applications, but it is not a requirement.

Please review the following eligibility requirements carefully before you apply:

  • You must be the original founder or cofounder of a currently operating startup
  • You must commit to full participation in the two-week residential program
  • You must have a product launched in market (some exceptions made for hardware and highly-regulated markets)
  • You must be proficient in English
  • You must not have extensive prior exposure to the Silicon Valley ecosystem

Any questions? Contact us at [email protected]


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Blackbox Connect 24.