Becoming A Blackstone Company

Prospective Network Companies are exceptional in many (or all) of these areas:

-The Company should have explicit growth goals for the engagement; for example, specific revenue targets, funding targets, strategic direction, commercialization, technology proof, market acceptance, and/or company formation.

-The Network EIRs feel the founders are well suited to advance the Company through BEN EIR’s experience, connections to capital, talent, markets, or partnerships.

-The founders and team are committed and willing to be coached and work towards milestones.

-For earlier stage technology companies, the technology should be differentiated (or differentiable) and protectable.

-For later stage companies, the market should be clear and the team is capable of becoming a leader in their identified market.

-The Company and/or its product should be able to identify a plausible way of establishing or retaining their leadership as the Company or technology progresses. Progression through the Network is dependent on the ability to achieve goals during the specific phase. The Network maintains an average of 50 mentored companies as well as 12 portfolio companies at any one time. Mentored companies meet at least once per month with one or more EIRs; Portfolio companies are selected by vote of the entire EIR team and receive specific focus as outlined. Involvement in the Network is by mutual agreement; there is no specific time limit, and there are no fees associated with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

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