Tuition for all StartingBloc Institutes is $1,250.

StartingBloc exists to support leaders building a future that works for everyone. Because of this, we strive to make StartingBloc accessible to a socio-economically diverse population of change leaders.

The Costs

Tuition covers the following:

  • Programming
  • Speakers
  • Event Space
  • Catered breakfast & lunch for all 5 days
  • Evening receptions
  • A ticket to the Launch Party
  • StartingBloc’s team & operations
Tuition does not cover:

  • Accommodation during the Institute
  • Travel to the institute city
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Dinners during the Institute
  • Miscellaneous food and drink


We are serious about building a diverse and inclusive community of Fellows. That is why we award $25,000 in scholarships for each Institute.

Please be mindful. Every year we get more scholarship applications than we can fulfill, and we have to turn away many deserving candidates. Please apply for a scholarship only if you truly need financial assistance in order to attend StartingBloc.

Click here to apply for StartingBloc

Crowdfunding your Tuition

Fellows also have the option of crowd-funding their tuition for the Institute via our Crowdrise Platform.

Crowd-funding is a fantastic option not only because it covers your tuition, but more importantly because it gets your friends and community behind your work, and it serves to hold you accountable. Typically, about 30% of our Fellows crowd-fund all or part of their tuition. For more information about how to fundraise using the Crowdrise platform see our Crowdfunding Toolkit.

Not ready to crowdfund your tuition? A variety of other fundraising ideas can be found here.

Out of State? An Estimate of Total Costs:

$1,250 tuition
$350 roundtrip airfare within the U.S
$200 for shared accommodations for 4 nights
$75 misc. meals and drinks
$40 application fee

Total: Approximately $1,915