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The Stanford Technology Ventures Program is funded in part by a number of generous individuals and institutions. We are indebted to them for their sponsorship and assistance in training the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.



Corporate Sponsors


Accel Partners

Accel Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping outstanding entrepreneurs build category-defining technology companies. They have backed over 200 companies, including Real Networks, Veritas, UUNet, Foundry Networks, AMCC, Agile Software, and Macromedia.

Accel Partners is the sponsor of STVP's Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education (REE), which are designed to stimulate communication and collaboration between business, science, and engineering faculty who teach high-technology entrepreneurship in universities around the world. REE is a series of four internanational conferences where entrepreneurship programs can share success stories and learn new ways to enhance their offerings.


Citi Ventures

Citi Ventures is Citi's global venturing arm, partnering, building and scaling new ventures that have the potential to impact the future of financial services. Citi Ventures invests in companies with sound business models at various stages of a venture's lifecycle, from seed to scale, and leverages its internal resources, expertise and global footprint to help portfolio companies achieve a competitive edge against competitors.


The Chong-Moon Lee Foundation

Chong-Moon Lee founded Diamond Multimedia Systems and AmBex Venture Group. A native of South Korea, Lee has a diverse background involving not only business, but education, cultural as well as athletic activities. Prior to founding Diamond, Lee served as a librarian, as a university professor, as board member of UNESCO Korea Chapter and Olympic Committee of Korea. Currently Lee serves as a trustee, commissioner and executive board member of The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and a trustee of The Asia Foundation. He is also a founding board member of The Tech Museum of Innovation of San Jose. Lee also has been an active philanthropist in the local, national as well as international levels through The Chong-Moon Lee Foundation.


Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is an organization of member firms around the world devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice, focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in nearly 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital of approximately 135,000 people worldwide, Deloitte delivers services in four professional areas — audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services — and serves more than one-half of the world’s largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, fast-growing global growth companies.


Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the leader in seed and early stage venture capital, typically serving as a startup's first outside source of financing. DFJ has created a global network of affiliated venture funds with approximately $3 billion in capital commitments and offices in the major technology centers around the world.

DFJ is a sponsor of the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leader series, which is a weekly seminar where entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, authors, and other thought leaders share their insights with the Stanford community. The lectures are free and open to the public.


Fenwick and West

Fenwick and West is a leading law firm with offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. They provide services to high-technology and biotechnology clients of national and international prominence.

Fenwick and West is a generous sponsor of all STVP courses that are taught by consulting professors. This includes Entrepreurial Finance (MacKenzie), Global Entrepreneurial Marketing (Kosnik), Creativity and Innovation (Seelig), Technology Venture Formation (MacLean, Lyons, Leslie), and Negotiation (Christensen), and High Technology Entrepreneurship (Komisar).


Intuit

Intuit Inc. is a provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, financial institutions (including banks and credit unions), consumers, and accounting professionals. Their flagship products and services, including QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax software, are geared toward small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. The company's financial institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and consumers with innovative solutions.

Intuit was the generous sponsor of the 2009 Global Innovation Tournament. Participants from over 50 countries were challenged to find a way to Make Saving Money Fun. More than 900 entries were submitted, covering a wide variety of creative money-saving ideas.


Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation works with partners to encourage entrepreneurship across America and to improve the education of children and youth. The Foundation focuses its operations and grant-making on entrepreneurship and education.

The Kauffman Foundation has been very generous to STVP, providing seed funding for the center and supporting the development of the STVP Entrepreneurship Corner, which is a free online archive of resources for entrepreneurship educators around the world.


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is committed to helping entrepreneurs build sustainable technology businesses. They are constantly on the lookout for ideas with the promise to invent new business categories or radically alter existing ones.

KBCB was instrumental in the founding of STVP. Their initial grants helped to endow the faculty position held by Professor Tom Byers.


Mayfield Fund

The Mayfield Fund provides venture capital for early-stage ventures. They help to create industry-leading companies in many areas including infrastructure software, networking, and semiconductor communications technology.

The Mayfield Fund was an early investor in STVP, helping to endow the faculty position held by Professor Tom Byers. They continue to help support the Mayfield Fellows Program, which is an intensive nine-month program for top engineering students.


Morgenthaler Ventures

Morgenthaler Ventures is a premier venture capital and buyout firm. They work with outstanding entrepreneurs to build world-class companies.

Morgenthaler Ventures is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship on campus. They have endowed the $25,000 Morgenthaler Grand Prize for the BASES E-Challenge, which is the annual campus-wide business plan competition.


Price Institute

The mission of the Price Institute is to further the understanding of the entrepreneurial process and to stimulate programs and curricula development to encourage and support students with entrepreneurial aspirations.

The Price Institute has been a long-time supporter of STVP. They provided the initial seed funding for the program and have continued to provide support for entrepreneurship education and research.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. WSGR's broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises.



Academic Sponsors


HCT, Dubai National Entrepreneurship Network, India
London Business School, United Kingdom Thammasat University, Thailand
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Aalto University, Finland  


Foundations


Kauffman Foundation NCIIA
Price Foundation  


Individual Donors


Jim Anderson Chong Moon Lee
Michael Boich Mike Lyons
Jim Breyer Audrey MacLean and Michael Clair
Larry Garlick Barbara and Tom Proulx
Reed Hastings Karen Richardson
Ron Hertel Geoff Yang
James Katzman  


If you or your firm would like to help sponsor STVP, we welcome you to contact the program Executive Director, Tina Seelig: tseelig@stanford.edu.