The Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center
We empower aspiring entrepreneurs to become global citizens who create and scale responsible innovations
Imagine a future where every entrepreneur sees themself as a global citizen who acts in the interest of others. A future where responsible innovation practices are standard operating procedure. A future where entrepreneurs scale solutions that elevate joy, health, and prosperity for all.
As humanity grapples with dilemmas of extraordinary complexity and global scale, STVP – the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, housed in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, is leading a movement to educate leaders who will solve the major challenges of the 21st century. We deliver transformational experiences that equip aspiring entrepreneurs — from all backgrounds, disciplines, and areas of the world — with the ability to solve problems by harnessing engineering principles, ethical decision-making, and emerging technologies.
Our vision anchors on three strategic action areas:
- Advance ground-breaking research on technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Leading-edge scholarly research from STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, creates a deep understanding of start-up performance and growth, technology innovation, and entrepreneurial policy. Our rigorous approach provides accessible insights that entrepreneurs apply in practice, while also improving the theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship.
- Create and deliver teaching and learning approaches that develop entrepreneurs as global citizens. Through innovative educational programs from STVP – the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, Stanford students from every discipline gain transformative learning experiences, a community of talent, and Stanford Engineering’s spirit of groundbreaking technology innovation. Our pioneering pedagogies and widely accessible curriculum resources power learning experiences around the world.
- Scale responsible innovation practices with stakeholders in communities around the world. STVP – the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center is leading an inclusive, global movement that elevates the standards of entrepreneurship. Working with diverse communities of entrepreneurship educators, startup teams, investors, and policymakers, we strengthen ecosystems together.
At STVP – the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, we blaze new paths for powerful experiential teaching, uncover novel research insights, foster knowledge networks that span the globe, and activate aspiring entrepreneurs to create meaningful change in their lives and for their communities. With more than 25 years of impact and a vibrant global network, STVP is uniquely positioned to lead the next wave of entrepreneurship education.
Read the highlights of our programs in our Annual Report
This report celebrates 25+ years of innovation and highlights our 2021-2022 activities in teaching, research, and community.Download report
GCEC Award Winner
We are honored to be recognized by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for our Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation.View 2022 GCEC Awards