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Startup Leadership Program (SLP) Event: How I Got Funded

Monday, July 16, 2012 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Location TBD


Innovate, Start, Lead... Join the Startup Leadership Program Class of 2013!


The Program

The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) trains its Fellows to become the next generation of founders, leaders and innovators. SLP teaches practical skills to Entrepreneurs by engaging startup veterans. It is complementary to University curricula and many leading incubators and accelerators. Our Fellows have been accepted into Techstars, DreamIT and Excelerate and have founded various disruptive startups such as SideTour, Shareaholic, Solar Junction, Ubersense, Savored, Voicetap.

The Curriculum

Learn entrepreneurial skills through immersion in the startup community. Our faculty is a mix of Entrepreneurs, VCs and Specialists, as well as our Fellows. The program runs for 6-months (September through March) including 60 hours of interactive coursework, some minor home prep, and 20 hours of giving back. Classes are held twice a month in the evening and there are three all-day Saturday workshops. The format is primarily Socratic discussions and panels led by active participants of the industry. We focus on what is important for the entrepreneur, from cultivating your idea, to building your company, to raising capital, to making an exit. After graduation, the learning continues with industry focused groups, networking events, and global calls with accomplished Fellows and executive partners helping us stay connected.

The Network

Join the Startup Ecosystem while making lasting friendships. Become part of an incredibly accomplished global network of peers and mentors who will answer your questions, provide you with access to investors, and help you along the way in every way possible. You will meet 500 equally amazing people like yourself at SLP. You'll find co-founders, business partners, experts, advisers and investors here. The SLP community serves as a supportive foundation for entrepreneurs to develop their idea, find capital, and grow their company.

The Application Process

SLP is open to innovators of all industries. Our 2012 alumni have developed businesses in Media, Biotech, Genetics, FinTech, Green Energy, Human Capital, to name a few! We look for passion, humility, and curiosity.

  • Who should join? Entrepreneurs, innovators, and capital providers.
  • Is there an Education Requirement? An undergraduate degree is required but many fellows hold MBA, MS, MD and PHD Degrees from top universities.
  • Do I need an idea? No idea is required. SLP is about the entrepreneur! If you do have an idea this is a great place to develop it, but many come up with ideas throughout the course.
  • How do I join? Attend an upcoming recruitment event and apply on-line.
  • What does it cost? SLP is a volunteer run non-profit organization. A modest fee of $375 for accepted Fellows covers costs including food and beverages provided in each class.

The Startup Leadership Program in New York is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class until July 31, 2012. Attend our events and apply!

Find Out More!

Join us at an information session and learn about this exceptional program:

  • Monday, July 2nd, 2012 - Info Session (6:30 - 8:30 pm at the offices of Bundle). Come mingle with NY fellows to learn how SLP helped them with their start-ups.
  • Monday, July 16th, 2012 - Event: "How I got funded." Come hear how our fellows and mentors funded their start-ups (6:30 - 8:30 pm - location TBD)

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Recent NY Fellow Accomplishments:



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