What is SLP?

Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a no-equity accelerator focused on developing early stage entrepreneurs. More than 3,000 founders completed SLP and have raised over $650M collectively.

During our 6 month curriculum, entrepreneurs learn some of the key fundamentals about starting and growing a company, negotiating a term sheet, developing a marketing strategy, and many other technical and non-technical aspects of leadership.

The classes are conducted by fellows and feature some of the most prominent people in the NYC startup scene.



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Information Sessions

Join the Startup Leadership Program this fall to educate yourself on founding a company and build friendships that will last through the peaks and troughs of the entrepreneurial journey.

Usually information sessions take place in June and July. Please enter you email more information.



28 Cities | 13 Countries

The program began in Boston in 2006 with seven Fellows. It has grown to 28 cities in 13 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. 

Alumni Companies

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. 


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