Blackstone LaunchPad, the signature program of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, seeks to close the opportunity gap by equipping college students with entrepreneurial skills and career exposure to advance economic mobility.

Skills needed to build a successful business – growth mindset, creativity, critical thinking, leadership – are the skills needed to build a successful career. LaunchPad gives students a platform to hone these innovation skills through entrepreneurship and paid internship opportunities so that they can be more competitive and confident in today’s job market.

Who it’s for

All LaunchPad opportunities at Arizona State University are available for any student enrolled at an ASU campus or at any of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District.   Virtual opportunities are regularly offered so you can be an active part of the LaunchPad community as an online student. 

How it works

At LaunchPad, students can build entrepreneurial skills, get support from dedicated campus staff and connect with like-minded peers.  LaunchPad events are hosted throughout the year such as workshops and speaker series. 

A powerful network

LaunchPad leverages a network of subject matter experts and leaders to offer innovation skills training, career advice, resume feedback and interview tips. Students can build important professional relationships that last beyond graduation.


To learn more about upcoming LaunchPad opportunities for ASU and MCCCD students, create a free StartupTree account to gain access to more information and sign up for events/activities. 


Contact the ASU LaunchPad Program Director [email protected] 

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