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Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, global, world-class training program and lifelong global network for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become startup CEOs. Classes are held on evenings or weekends. We take no equity. The program began in Boston in 2006 with seven Fellows (participants). It has grown to 27 cities in 12 countries. Every year 15-25 Fellows join the program in every city. This year 500 Fellows will go through the program as a single class. Our program is truly global. You can start in one city, but attend any class in any city worldwide. During the program, and for life, you can apply to pitch at investor demo days on three continents, and build relationships with growing numbers of entrepreneurs in your sector. SLP Fellows (participants) have founded more than 1,300 successful startups including ixigo, Innoz, Momelan, Runkeeper, SideTour, Shareaholic, Ubersense, Savored, Voicetap, and many others, which have collectively raised more than $500M in funding. Many have been acquired. It is a measure of the caliber of the people in the program.



Your Age: We do not record age information, but we believe our youngest Fellow was 19 and oldest was 60 when they joined. 
Your Sector: 42 Subsectors including but not limited to Technology, Lifesciences, Fintech, Manufacturing, Consumer, Food & Beverages, CleanTech and Social Enterprise
Your Experience: A record of leadership and achievement (not necessarily in a startup), visible passion for SLP and actions that indicate you will participate in our community
Your Aspiration: A clear indication that you either founded or run a startup, are an innovator or an idea generator who would like to turn an idea into a company, or are a VC who wants to be closer to entrepreneurs.


Program schedule (US, UK, France, Japan & Russia)
The program is six months long with 12 classes in total, adding up to 60 hours of classroom activity. This includes ten 3-hour long classes held approximately every three weeks on a weekday evening (6-9 PM) PLUS Two day-long classes held on Saturdays at the start and the end of the program. The program begins by mid-September and ends around mid-March.