Accel Leadership Program

The application period for the Accel Leadership Program is open. Apply Now.
Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Virtual information sessions will be held on Zoom:
Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon – 1:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Register Here)

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

Sebastian Grimberg

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Sebastian Grimberg

Michelle Lee

Mechanical Engineering
Michelle Lee

Kunal Menda

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Kunal Menda

Jayant Mukhopadhaya

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Jayant Mukhopadhaya

Lars Neustock

Electrical Engineering
Lars Neustock

Abhiram Rao

Bioengineering
Abhiram Rao

Neeraja Ravi

Bioengineering
Neeraja Ravi

Sherry Ruan

Computer Science
Sherry Ruan

Lyndsay Stapleton

Bioengineering
Lyndsay Stapleton

Po-Hsuan Wei

Electrical Engineering
Po-Hsuan Wei

Anthony Yu

Materials Science and Engineering
Anthony Yu

Maha Yusuf

Chemical Engineering
Maha Yusuf

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.

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

Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Virtual information sessions will be held on Zoom:
Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon – 1:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Register Here)

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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