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The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) was founded in Boston in 2006, is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training education program and lifetime peer-to-peer and mentor network for outstanding founders & innovators.

We run in 27 cities in 12 countries (this year we are taking admissions into 22 cities) and bring 15-25 entrepreneurs in each city every year. You will be connected to a global network, and get to know Fellows, attend classes and pitch in demo days all over the world.

This year we will count 2,200 Fellows including more than 400 women, who have founded more than 1300 companies that have raised more than $500 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like BrightBytes, Gray Orange Robotics, ixigo, Micello, Momelan, NatureBox, Novira, Runkeeper, Savored (acquired by Groupon), Shareaholic, Ubsersense and Rock My Run. We choose entrepreneurs, not startups, and are complementary to the world leading accelerators & incubators.

Our Fellow...
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) was founded in Boston in 2006, is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training education program and lifetime peer-to-peer and mentor network for outstanding founders & innovators.

We run in 27 cities in 12 countries (this year we are taking admissions into 22 cities) and bring 15-25 entrepreneurs in each city every year. You will be connected to a global network, and get to know Fellows, attend classes and pitch in demo days all over the world.

This year we will count 2,200 Fellows including more than 400 women, who have founded more than 1300 companies that have raised more than $500 million, and include breakthrough and award-winning startups like BrightBytes, Gray Orange Robotics, ixigo, Micello, Momelan, NatureBox, Novira, Runkeeper, Savored (acquired by Groupon), Shareaholic, Ubsersense and Rock My Run. We choose entrepreneurs, not startups, and are complementary to the world leading accelerators & incubators.

Our Fellows have also been a part of world-leading programs such as TechStars, Seedcamp, Excelerate, Rock Health, BluePrint Health, Azure Accelerator, as well as been funded by the world's leading venture capital funds.

We are a not for profit with a simple mission. We help you for just the cost of being in our program. We take no equity. But we ask you to make one promise: that you will use your knowledge, wealth or resources to help those who cannot help themselves in your lifetime.

Our network and education materials are for life, and the experience is transformational.

SLP DC 2017-2018 Session Topics
SLP DC will consist of bi-monthly meetings from 6-9pm held in Downtown DC from October - April. Our chapter emphasizes community, getting to know the other cohort fellows, and exploring the DC startup community. Each fellow will also be in charge of planning 2-3 workshops throughout the program. Session topics include:

Opening session + Happy Hour
Startup Fair
Lean Startup and the business model canvas
Customer Development
Business Pitch Deck Workshop
Mentor Speed Dating
Startup Leadership
Cofounder Conflict
Sales and Marketing for Startups
Term Sheet Overview
VC Competition
Pitch Selection Practice
Investor Day Exposition
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Staff

Amanda Gant
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Amanda Gant DC Chapter Co-Lead Manager of the Land Accelerator at WRI
Anupendra Sharma
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Anupendra Sharma Founder, Startup Leadership Program | BD | VC | M&A
Craig Zelizer
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Craig Zelizer CEO/Founder @PCDNetwork | Innovator, Educator, Connector, Peacebuilder, Social Entrepreneur & Scaling Change
Laura Fredericks
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Laura Fredericks Founder & CEO of Describli. 2nd time entrepreneur, 1776 member, SLP fellow, SLP DC Program Leader, Hoyapreneur, MassChallenge 2016 Finalist.
Lawrence Chen
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Lawrence Chen DC Chapter Co-Lead Driven and passionate social entrepreneur bringing innovative products and services to customers at the bottom of the pyramid.
Mica Longanecker
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Mica Longanecker I am a dreamer, traveler, innovator and leader. I have seen the world, started companies and I am dedicated to innovation and growth.
Shyama Pal
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Stephen Choi
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Stephen Choi Entrepreneur, temporary leave from law school, dancer.
Sumit Kumar
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Sumit Kumar Associate at Startup Leadership
Sushant Taneja
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Sushant Taneja Engineer, building scalable products for 6 years
Tahir Zubair
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