Accel Leadership Program

Preparing technically-minded Stanford students to bring breakthrough ideas to the world.

The Accel Leadership Program is expanding, now accepting 24 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.

Current Cohort

Luife Allende

Graduate School of Business
Luife Allende

Julie Chang

Bioengineering
Julie Chang

Katherine Du

Management Science & Engineering
Katherine Du

Ioannis (John) Eugenis

Bioengineering
Ioannis (John) Eugenis

Joanna Harber

Symbolic Systems
Joanna Harber

Chloe Huang

Mechanical Engineering
Chloe Huang

Saahil Jain

Computer Science
Saahil Jain

Menelik James

Environmental Engineering
Menelik James

Jisha Kambo

Graduate School of Business
Jisha Kambo

Fatima Karim

Chemical Engineering
Fatima Karim

Anjini Karthik

Computer Science
Anjini Karthik

John Koelliker

Graduate School of Business
John Koelliker

Pramod Kotipalli

Computer Science
Pramod Kotipalli

Tao Large

Chemistry
Tao Large

Levi Lian

Symbolic Systems
Levi Lian

John Mern

Aeronautics & Astronautics
John Mern

Kyra Pelton

Mechanical Engineering
Kyra Pelton

Amanda So

Graduate School of Business, E-IPER
Amanda So

Sabrina Suster

Management Science & Engineering
Sabrina Suster

Ray Thai

Computer Science
Ray Thai

Ada Undieh

Chemical Engineering
Ada Undieh

Sravya Vishnubhatla

Graduate School of Business
Sravya Vishnubhatla

Jadal Williams

Mechanical Engineering
Jadal Williams

Nancy Xu

Computer Science
Nancy Xu

Program Info and Application

The Accel Leadership Program is an immersive six-month leadership program that prepares 24 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.
The application for the 2020-21 Accel Leadership Program is now closed.

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

Teaching Team

Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, MS&E

Bio
Tina Seelig

Amy Saper

Partner, Accel

Bio
Amy Saper

Steve Loughlin

Partner, Accel

Bio
Steve Loughlin

Alumni

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Acknowledgements

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