Seeding the future: how university incubators are helping postgrads' ideas bear fruit - The Blackstone Launchpad in Montana

March 20, 2017

A fertile ideas environment coupled with networking opportunities is just what fledgling postgraduate entrepreneurs need

Helena Pozniak

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The Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University is an entrepreneur resource for students, alumni, and faculty offering coaching, ideation, and venture creation support.

The Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana (BLP-UM) is a co-curricular, experiential, campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets through individualized coaching, ideation and venture creation support. Developed as part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative, the program is currently available to over 350,000 students on 15 campuses in six regions across the country. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of Blackstone and its founders, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation is directing the firm's resources and intellectual capital to support entrepreneurship nationwide and globally.