DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship

A unique entrepreneurship education experience designed for Stanford Engineering master’s and co-term students.

The DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind program crafted specifically for students interested in leading entrepreneurial ventures during their careers. Over a six-month period, the DFJ Fellowship cohort participates in courses, workshops and dedicated professional development opportunities.

Current Cohort

Emily Briere

Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
Emily Briere

Tina Diao

Management Science & Engineering
Tina Diao

Nina Hooper

Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
Nina Hooper

Varun Jain

Bioengineering
Varun Jaine

Nishant Karandikar

Management Science & Engineering
Nishant Karandikar

Raunak Kasera

Computer Science
Raunak Kasera

Rachel Olney

Mechanical Engineering
Rachel Olney

Ari Paul

Management Science & Engineering
Ari Paul

Jan Peeters Salazar

Aerospace Engineering
Jan Salazar

Mila Schultz

Computer Science
Mila Schultz

Shivani Torres

Mechanical Engineering
Shivani Torres

David Troner

Aerospace Engineering
David Troner

Year-At-A-Glance

Winter

MS&E 472 + MS&E 178
Participate in exclusive evening events with Silicon Valley leaders, and enroll in the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar and The Spirit of Entrepreneurship.

Spring

MS&E 472 + Professional Development
Engage in weekly, student-led seminars to explore entrepreneurship topics, and develop a strategy for achieving professional goals with mentors and the teaching team.

Program Info and Application

The DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship offers a targeted six-month experience for Stanford Engineering master’s and co-term students interested in leading entrepreneurial ventures in their careers. While building on elements of our other successful programs for students, STVP created the DFJ Fellowship to serve the specific needs of master’s students, who often have previous career experiences, and who have a limited amount of time to pursue entrepreneurship activity while studying at Stanford.
Using a dynamic blend of workshops, courses, mentorship, and field experiences, the DFJ Fellowship aims to provide the optimal amount of structured experiences, while leaving room for the individual student to explore topics of interest most vital to their own career interests and trajectory. Enrollment is limited to 12 Stanford Engineering master’s students. The application period is open during September and October.

Please email Anaïs Saint-Jude with any questions about applying to the DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship.

Applications will be accepted in October.

Alumni

Faculty

Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig

Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen

Acknowledgements

STVP offers sincere appreciation to DFJ for supporting this opportunity for Stanford Engineering students. Special thanks goes to Tim Draper, John Fisher, Steve Jurvetson and Andreas Stavropoulos at DFJ.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
STVP
Stanford School of Engineering