Admission Info

Admissions Committee

Our admissions team consists of 100-150 Fellows are actively involved in scoring and deciding whom to admit.

Admissions Process

This year we have changed our timetable due to COVID so different chapters are starting at different times. UK & Russia launched in Q4 2020; US, France & India are launching in Q1 2021 Round 1 of applications will be from from 1st November 2021 to 28th February, 2022 (Note - Dates differ as per city). We expect that potential candidates will make the effort to meet Fellows in our community either at one of our public events or by reaching out directly. In the case where this is not possible, we will make every effort to schedule an in-person or Skype meeting with the candidate. Each application is read and scored by two global Fellows, the local Chapter Program Team, and approved by the Head of Admissions.


Unlike incubators, we do not judge the quality of your startup. Instead we focus on YOU. What matters to us is that we only choose very high-caliber individuals. Within this, we look at leadership, entrepreneurial or innovation experience, potential for success in the startup ecosystem, willingness to be an active member of the community, and cultural fit with our values. We believe diversity is critical to the best educational and innovative environments.

Admits & Admit Rates

We take between 15 and 25 Fellows in each chapter. Our admit rate averages between 20-30% in past years.

Apply in several languages

You can apply in seven languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese


Welcome to Startup Leadership. We are excited that you are looking to apply to the program. This year our program is running in 15 cities in 9 countries. We have partnered with F6S for applications this year. Please click on the link below to apply to a chapter closest to you. You may choose to apply in English or for select chapters, in one of seven languages. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that you may attend classes in any chapter, even if you move to another country part-way through the program.


If you have questions about the application process, please write to


New York:  click here


Europe & Middle East
London: Opening soon
Moscow: Opening soon

Bangalore:  click here
Chennai:  click here
Hyderabad:  click here
Mumbai:  click here
New Delhi:  click here
Pune:  click here

Rest of Asia
Shanghai: Opening soon
Taipei: Opening soon
Tokyo: Opening soon