Elevating Student Lives through Entrepreneurship

eLearning Courses - Instructional Design

Category: Corporate

Online Training Sets Blackstone LaunchPad up For Success

Blackstone LaunchPad is an experiential campus program open to all students, regardless of discipline or major. The program aims to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and encourage local venture creation to contribute to the economic development of regional communities. Blackstone partnered with JPL to create orientation and implementation training that conveys the energy and value of the program.

JPL worked with Blackstone to create fresh, captivating training modules that reflect the Blackstone brand and excitement of the Blackstone LaunchPad program. JPL’s concept centers on elevating ideas and asks university leaders to be an agent of change, and harness the entrepreneurial spirit of their university to elevate the lives of students.

Videos Elevate Training


The online training course orients universities to Blackstone LaunchPad, and guides the staff on how to implement it on their campus. Developed in Storyline 2, the highly-designed course features an interactive menu with sub-menus, custom navigation, and videos.

JPL shot and produced multiple videos at a partner university to feature the personalities and stories of the students and faculty involved. The videos show how students use the Blackstone LaunchPad classroom space throughout the day and through a time-lapse video, the audience gets a quick sense of the energy of the students in the program. Learners can also view sample sessions to see how coaching can happen at each phase of the venture creation.


The modules will be readily available to universities through Blackstone LaunchPad’s global technology platform, VentureBoard, serving as an ongoing training resource for the program staff.