Blackbox is a Silicon Valley accelerator focused on helping purpose driven entrepreneurs and founders of born global startups learn, collaborate, and grow toward their full potential. We provide access to resources, mentorship and effective programs.
Blackbox levels the playing field for female founders regardless of their location.
— BBC News
“Blackbox Connect has changed the scope of my ambition and the speed of our development as a company, and of myself as founder.”
— Ruben Timmeran, Founder of
Springest (The Netherlands)
“The BlackBox team managed to turn two weeks into a unique experience of growth, development, support, friendship and potential partners in the comfort and atmosphere of not only a house, but a home.”
— Mika Kayt, Cofounder & CEO of
“Blackbox is a great experience! For two weeks I've been in the heart of Silicon Valley's ecosystem, meeting and learning from lots of entrepreneurs and investors. It blew my mind and helped me think really big.”
— Agustin Badano, Co-founder of
“People in the Valley gather experience which sums up in thousands of years of entrepreneurship and they are open to sharing it.”
Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv & Siri. Inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering executive. Previously, Adam was co-founder and VP Engineering of Siri, a virtual personal assistant for your phone.
David Drummond currently serves as senior vice president of corporate development for Alphabet. He previously served as senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer of Google.
Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years, developing a stellar reputation for supporting entrepreneurs through all phases of the start-up cycle. She also mentors women and girls in entrepreneurship.
For the past 20 years, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector. Recognized in the Forbes Midas List of prolific investors from the Valley, David is now a General Partner at August Capital. He is also the author of VentureBlog.
Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist who invested inSkype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, Theranos, Parametric, Hotmail, Twitch.tv and then founded Draper University in 2012 with a vision and belief that in order to change the world we have to change education.
Co-founder of Fllodgate, Ann Miura-Ko has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. Prior to co-founding FLOODGATE, she worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Steve Chen is an internet entrepreneur and the co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. Born in August 1978 in Taiwan. Raised in Taiwan, Chen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 15 currently, he's an advisor at Google Ventures
Ann Winblad a Founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and over 30 years of experience in the software industry have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.