For Immediate Release Contact: Sam Hollander
FSCL Selected For Launchpad Fellowship Program
Syracuse, New York: On June 10, 2020, Techstars, along with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced the teams chosen to be a part of the first-ever Launchpad Fellowship Program. FSCL is one of 50 teams selected to participate in this program from around the globe.
Sam Hollander, is the Founder, and CEO of FSCL. “I am extremely excited to take part in this program because it will give us access to invaluable resources to grow FSCL,” said Hollander. He further expressed his excitement to work with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Techstars, and student startups from across the world in this program.
The Launchpad Fellowship is an eight-week mini-pre-accelerator program. During the program, student fellows will participate in coaching sessions with LaunchPad Campus Directors as well as mentoring from Blackstone Campus Ambassadors and Techstars Entrepreneurs and Advisors. Students will also have the opportunity to hear first-hand from entrepreneurs like Allbirds Co-founder Tim Brown, Techstars CEO and Co-Founder David Brown, and SparkCharge Co-Founder (and LaunchPad Alum) Josh Aviv during the LaunchPad Lessons Learned speaker series.
“At a time of unprecedented challenge for college students and recent graduates, entrepreneurship will be a key component of the solution for young entrepreneurs and their local communities,” said Amy Stursberg, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. “By applying the resources and network of LaunchPad to the energy and ingenuity of these young people, the industry-transforming startups of tomorrow are being built today by LaunchPad Fellows.”
The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Open to all students and recent alumni in all majors, the campus-based Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars network enables participants to access mentoring, grow their network, and access the resources to accelerate the success of their business. The Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars is the result of a collaboration between the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars. Blackstone Charitable Foundation is a subsidiary of financial services giant Blackstone, which focuses on “fostering innovative ideas, promoting healthy economies, and enabling social across the globe.” Techstars is the global platform for investment and innovation.
About FSCL: FSCL is creating a simple, affordable, and flexible solution to finance higher education. America is in over $1.7 trillion of student debt, and FSCL is pioneering the use of Financial Technology (FinTech) and alternative finance vehicles to lessen the burden of student debt on Americans. FSCL’s vision is to transform students’ lives by reducing financial stress.