Student Programs

World-class fellowships and extracurricular activities for Stanford students passionate about entrepreneurship.

STVP provides many ways for students to expand their entrepreneurship education beyond the classroom. From one-on-one mentoring and small group events, to innovative, high profile fellowships, Stanford students can choose the experience that meets their needs and fits their busy schedules.

Fellowships

Mayfield Fellows Program

Having graduated over 200 fellows in the past 20 years, this intense nine-month work/study program is one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship education experiences in the country.

If you’re a Stanford junior, senior or co-term student looking for a chance to learn about technology entrepreneurship and to fully explore the Silicon Valley ecosystem – the Mayfield Fellows Program is for you.

DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship

This new STVP fellowship is for Stanford Engineering master’s students interested in leading entrepreneurial ventures. This accelerated experience allows master’s students to maximize their exposure to Silicon Valley in their limited time at Stanford.

The DFJ Fellowship Includes courses, workshops, professional development opportunities and the culminating experience of spending the summer working in a Silicon Valley startup.

Accel Innovation Scholars

Stanford Engineering PhD students get out of lab and into the world of entrepreneurship and tech commercialization in this unique fellowship opportunity.

Open to Stanford Engineering PhD students who have completed qualifying examinations, the Accel Innovation Scholars experience allows students to discover how to leverage their research background and develop their careers to become innovative problem solvers in the world.

Activities

Sparks

Ever wanted to learn about entrepreneurship without adding course units? Sign-up for a Spark! These quick hits of practical entrepreneurial knowledge are taught by Stanford lecturers or members of the local entrepreneurial community.

Each Spark consists of a single-evening class on entrepreneurship or innovation related topics. Sparks are open to all members of the Stanford community, but space is limited, so register early to claim your space to charge up your entrepreneurial mindset.

STVP Innovation Ambassadors

Are you an undergraduate seeking to develop leadership and team-building skills? Sign up to be an STVP Innovation Ambassador! One ambassador is selected from each undergraduate dorm to guide their peers through Stanford’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Ambassadors are among the first to know about entrepreneurial opportunities and are plugged into STVP’s powerful network of resources and connections. The cohort meets weekly for leadership workshops, gaining the tools, skills and knowledge to foster a community of innovators and risk takers.

Stanford Entrepreneurship Network

The Stanford Entrepreneurship Network is a federation of university programs and student groups offering opportunities for the Stanford community to learn and explore various aspects of entrepreneurship. Member organizations collaborate on events, and meet often to discuss and share new initiatives.

The entrepreneurial ecosystem at Stanford is rich and diverse, with deep ties to the Silicon Valley region. STVP specifically encourages all Stanford students to learn about the member organizations and to seek out programming and opportunities that complement your education in this very special place.