The world's largest community of entrepreneurs
SLP is the first not-for-profit education program for entrepreneurs. Supporting our mission are the sponsors, mentors and returning fellows, people with serious credentials who freely give their time and talent as speakers, judges and friends. You’ll be learning from returning fellows who have founded breakthrough and award-winning start-ups including Lantum, Coinrule.io, Nemi Teas, Frontline Ventures, Akoni to name but few. In return, we expect you to pay it forwards and use your talent, wealth or resources to help those less fortunate. SLP fellows are the gifted ones whose contributions can make the positive change we want to see in this world.
Making your mark in the world starts in the classroom and we expect significant involvement from all successful candidates. This is a hands-on program designed to activate your entrepreneurial engines from the moment we fire the starting pistol. Fellows are expected to co-construct and co-organise the program across all 18 classes, workshops, simulations and study groups. We expect all fellows to actively participate in the development and growth of this unique community and cross-pollinate ideas and innovations because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Founded in 2006 in Boston by Anupendra Sharma, SLP began with seven fellows and has now educated over 4,000 entrepreneurs across 19 cities in 10 countries. SLP graduates have started over 1,700 companies raising more than $700M from the world’s leading investors and accelerators. SLP is truly global and each fellow has access to this world-wide multicultural network to gather intelligence, make new alliances and network with peers – for life.
The critical difference between SLP and other leadership programs is that we focus on you, the entrepreneur, rather than your start-up. Because it is you who generates the ideas, your energy which will launch them and your skill and tenacity which will make them grow. YOU are the resource. SLP is open to all but we are fiercely selective, looking for leadership, calibre, openness and the ability to contribute to our community. We carefully select the best class for each city so fellows benefit from diverse experiences and backgrounds in an open and supportive environment.