The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network recruits a team of veteran “master entrepreneurs” to identify marketable innovations and start-ups out of area universities and research institutions with the greatest potential to become high-growth companies.
Successful entrepreneurs to work as a team to utilize their experience and intensively mentor startups
Startups with high growth potential are identified from the region’s universities
Strategic partnerships are formed with regional entrepreneurship programs, VC firms, angel investors and the community expand value for startups
Group coaching and pipeline review gives teams unique access to the combined networks of the Master Entrepreneurs, program partners, staff, and Blackstone
Startups bring their ideas to market and create jobs in the region
Creation of a sustainable network of connectivity and resources after grant has ended