Accel Leadership Program

Build leadership skills through real-world problem-solving

The Accel Leadership Program is expanding, now accepting 20 technically-minded Stanford students. This six-month program prepares juniors, seniors, and graduate students to lead entrepreneurial ventures. Accel Fellows will learn about startup strategy, organizational structure, fundraising, and operating models. Students will work in teams with a high growth venture CEO to create and present a case study on a real-world business problem. Applications open Fall quarter 2021 and the program will launch in January 2022.

Current Cohort

Julia Abelsky

Graduate School of Business
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Leo Jean Baptiste

Computer Science, Sociology
Leo Baptiste

Jeffrey Brown

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
Jeff Brown

Melissa Daniel

Computer Science, Economics
Melissa Daniel

Sahit Dendekuri

Symbolic Systems, Master's in Computer Science
Sahit Dendekuri

Nicholas Deveau

Biomedical Informatics
Nicholas Deveau

Ben Ditchfield

Management Science & Engineering
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Akshatha Kamath

Education Data Science
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Rauf Khan

Graduate School of Business
Rauf Khan

Aya Mouallem

Electrical Engineering
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Sasankh Munukutla

Computer Science
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Liana Patel

Computer Science
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Bao Phan

Management Science & Engineering
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Zsika Phillip

Graduate School of Business
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Connor Regan

Graduate School of Business
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Dhruv Suri

Energy Resources Engineering

Sevahn Vorperian

Chemical Engineering
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Amelia Woodward

Computer Science
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Helen Wu

Computer Science
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Yi Zhang

Pediatrics

Year-At-A-Glance

Winter

Take part in workshops focused on negotiation, team dynamics, diversity, and storytelling to develop the tools needed to become an effective leader in any organization. Scholars will meet on Wednesdays from 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM.

Spring

Work with the teaching team, entrepreneurs, and investors to develop and deliver a class for the other Scholars, diving deeply into one aspect of entrepreneurial leadership. Scholars will meet  on Wednesdays from 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM.

Program Info and Application

The Accel Leadership Program is an immersive six-month leadership program that prepares 20 technically-minded Stanford juniors, seniors, and graduate students to lead entrepreneurial ventures, with a focus on startup strategy. Each Accel Fellow will work on a team with a high growth venture CEO, to create and present a case study on a real world business problem. Fellows will:
  • Benefit from access to faculty coaches and industry-leading guest speakers from Silicon Valley startup and VC firms
  • Gain experience in solving real business strategy issues through interactive projects
  • Master skills in leadership, organizational structure, securing resources, and operating models
  • Build lasting connections through a broad network of Stanford students from all majors and a cross-section of years
Fellowship applications are accepted from current Stanford junior, senior, and graduate students from any major or school at Stanford. Preference given to technically-minded students and STEM majors who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship and leadership, and/or who have taken a “launch” class such as: Lean Launchpad, Technology Venture Formation, Technology Entrepreneurship, or Intelligent Growth in Startups.

Important Dates

Application opens: Sept. 20, 2021 Info session 1: Oct. 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT (Register on Zoom) Info session 2: Oct. 13, 5:00 – 6:00 PM PDT (Register on Zoom) Application Closes: Oct. 31, 11:59 PM PDT

Please email Eunice Lee with any questions about applying to the Accel Leadership Program.

   
Applications are closed for the 2022 cohort.

Teaching Team

Tina Seelig

Emeritus Faculty Director, STVP

Bio
Tina Seelig

Leah Edwards

Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Bio
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Steve Loughlin

Partner, Accel

Bio
Steve Loughlin

Amy Saper

Partner, Accel

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Amy Saper

Alumni

Acknowledgements

STVP extends its deep appreciation to Accel for supporting this program for Stanford students.
Accel Partners
STVP
Stanford School of Engineering