History & Philosophy             Startup Leadership Program            Boston . Bangalore . Beijing . Chicago .    Hyderab...
About SLP
History2006: Boston (7)Founded by Anupendra Sharma & Puran Dang2009: Silicon Valley (11)2010: Bangalore • Delhi • NYC • Sa...
Class of 2007
The story of our      logo
Our Influences
Gandhi
• This paradigm-shifting2     book had a simple      philosophy.    • That if you let the      students own and      build...
Akshaya Patra is the   Sponsoring a year’sworld’s largest mid-    of meals cost $30 a  day meal feeding       year. It has...
SDR:     Everyone inSame day     SLP is aresponse      talent             hunter.
“To be an entrepreneur is   a privilege, a chance to  chase one’s own dreams. One can never be cynical,irrespective of how...
The philosophies  behind our  movement
1. By our Fellows For our Fellows(CEO of the Month)
2. Diversity matters.     The data proves it
3. Amazing people willdo amazing things(This is why we choose people fortheir caliber, and don’t judge yourstartups. We’ll...
4. A culture of
5. It is better to begfor forgiveness thanto ask forpermission
6. We are bootstrappers, lean         startup-ers
Our Expectations
This is a program about leadership. (Not Followship)Lead. Be proactive in everything you do.
We take Attendance and community   involvementvery very seriously
The real purpose     of SLP
Lest we forget  11 million children will die of preventable causesthis year. Millions of adultswill die of hunger, poverty...
This is our responsibility.  Our startups may notchange the world. But our knowledge, connections and resources may. So in...
So here is the real mission           behind SLP:      “We want to help our   entrepreneurs to be verysuccessful. Then we ...
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  • We liken entrepreneurs to skydivers. They’re risk takers, wearing parachutes, jumping out of planes, and hoping their parachutes will open when they land. They’re willing to go to great lengths and always enjoy the ride in the process. When skydivers dive in groups, they make incredible formations and can do so many more things. If one of them is in trouble, there are others to help guide them to safety. The SLP logo on the next page signifies skydivers. The colors signify diversity. They’re jumping, and by joining hands, they’re forming a globe. This is our Global Network of Fellows
  • This is our Logo as explained in the previous page.
  • One of our inspirations is John Wood, founder of Room to Read, who left Microsoft after he chanced upon a school in Nepal that had no books. He was so haunted by this memory, he went back with 3000 books on the backs of donkeys, a year later. He changed the way people think about education and charity. Villagers built libraries and later schools; he provided money and books. Villagers became extremely proud of these schools. SLP is like that. We provide the content, but the Fellows build the school, organize classes and do things they want. This is why our Fellows love SLP. It’s a different way of learning.
  • SLP does not belong to its Founders, Mentors or Advisors. It belongs to the Fellows, who wield an enormous influence on the structure and content. Every year, Fellows run the program and everyone contributes 20 hours and at times much more to make a difference. New courses, simulations, all come from our Fellows. Everyone can carry our business card and logo, vote on things that we do. It is a democratic process.
  • Especially of Gender. Also Experience. Also Race. Build classes with this in mind. (this is why we put very different people together. Because studies show diversity makes people creative, prepares them better for uncertainty, gives them a chance to see things in a different light. This is so important for entrepreneurs, who can get bogged down in rules, dos and don’ts)
  • We don’t eat and drink at expensive places because entrepreneurs cannot always afford it. Even when they can, its not a good message to send. But our locations are classy, keeping in line with our branding which is cool and edgy (whether it is bars, restaurants or events). We also celebrate when we get deals on our Frames, when things happen for us inexpensively for for free. It is a message intended for our Fellows that they should conduct their own startups similarly.
  • If you don’t attend 8 out of 10 classes, you will not graduate. If you do not attend 8 classes, but have done some amazing things that make us believe you are well trained, or have made a big impact on the SLP community, we will let you through. SLP is only as strong as its network, so we look to you to keep thi s
  • SLP: History & Philosophy

    1. 1. History & Philosophy Startup Leadership Program Boston . Bangalore . Beijing . Chicago . Hyderabad . New Delhi . Hong Kong . London . Paris . Moscow . Mumbai . New York . Melbourne . Pune.San Diego . Seattle . Shanghai. Silicon Valley . Taipei. Tel Aviv
    2. 2. About SLP
    3. 3. History2006: Boston (7)Founded by Anupendra Sharma & Puran Dang2009: Silicon Valley (11)2010: Bangalore • Delhi • NYC • San Diego (150)2011: 6 more cities (300)2012: 8 more cities (500)
    4. 4. Class of 2007
    5. 5. The story of our logo
    6. 6. Our Influences
    7. 7. Gandhi
    8. 8. • This paradigm-shifting2 book had a simple philosophy. • That if you let the students own and build the school, they will be far more passionate • Hence we incorporate many elements – creating content, giving back, CEO of the month
    9. 9. Akshaya Patra is the Sponsoring a year’sworld’s largest mid- of meals cost $30 a day meal feeding year. It has taughtprogram, feeding 2 us that small sums million children of money can make lunch everyday so a big difference. It has taught us tothey stay in school stay lean
    10. 10. SDR: Everyone inSame day SLP is aresponse talent hunter.
    11. 11. “To be an entrepreneur is a privilege, a chance to chase one’s own dreams. One can never be cynical,irrespective of how it turns out” - Anupendra
    12. 12. The philosophies behind our movement
    13. 13. 1. By our Fellows For our Fellows(CEO of the Month)
    14. 14. 2. Diversity matters. The data proves it
    15. 15. 3. Amazing people willdo amazing things(This is why we choose people fortheir caliber, and don’t judge yourstartups. We’ll show you thestatistics; they’re incredible)
    16. 16. 4. A culture of
    17. 17. 5. It is better to begfor forgiveness thanto ask forpermission
    18. 18. 6. We are bootstrappers, lean startup-ers
    19. 19. Our Expectations
    20. 20. This is a program about leadership. (Not Followship)Lead. Be proactive in everything you do.
    21. 21. We take Attendance and community involvementvery very seriously
    22. 22. The real purpose of SLP
    23. 23. Lest we forget 11 million children will die of preventable causesthis year. Millions of adultswill die of hunger, poverty and disease
    24. 24. This is our responsibility. Our startups may notchange the world. But our knowledge, connections and resources may. So in our lifetimes, we should try.
    25. 25. So here is the real mission behind SLP: “We want to help our entrepreneurs to be verysuccessful. Then we want them to commit their wealth and resources to work on one Millenium Goal in their lifetime” - Anupendra

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