Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

The application for the 2020 Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is now open.
Apply by Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Learn more and apply now.

A unique entrepreneurial leadership program for Stanford faculty in STEM fields interested in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to scale research discoveries beyond the lab.

The Stanford Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program offers a time-efficient opportunity for faculty to learn how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in their laboratories and how to share breakthrough discoveries with the world through products and ventures.

Each year twelve faculty in STEM fields from across the University are selected to join an interdisciplinary cohort of scholars for two quarters (Winter/Spring) of learning, discussions and mentorship. Learn more in the article about the program.

2019 Cohort

Gill Bejerano

Developmental Biology, Computer Science, Pediatrics - Medical Genetics

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Gill Bejerano

David Camarillo

Bioengineering

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David Camarillo

Ron Dror

Computer Science

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Ron Dror

Mykel Kochenderfer

Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Mykel Kochenderfer

Marco Pavone

Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Marco Pavone

Stanley Qi

Bioengineering

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Stanley Qi

Debbie Senesky

Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Debbie Senesky

Tom Soh

Electrical Engineering, Radiology

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Tom Soh

Olav Solgaard

Electrical Engineering

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Olav Solgaard

Sindy Tang

Mechanical Engineering

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Sindy Tang

Fan Yang

Bioengineering, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Fan Yang

Xiaolin Zheng

Mechanical Engineering

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Xiaolin Zheng

Program-At-A-Glance

Winter

Eight, ninety-minute lunch sessions on Fridays (12:00 – 1:30 PM) during the academic quarter to discuss opportunity evaluation, fundraising, negotiating, collaborating with industry, intellectual property, and building teams. Class guests include faculty entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Spring

Four sessions in which faculty have an opportunity to share their work with experts from academia and industry and to receive feedback on their ideas and presentation. We continue to build connections between the participants, leading to multidisciplinary collaboration, advancing each participant’s research.

Application Information

Enrollment is limited to a dozen Stanford faculty in STEM fields with an interest in enhancing their scholarly research and understanding how to translate discoveries into successful products and ventures. The application period runs from September through October and the new cohort is announced in November. There is a kick off dinner on January 8, and the program launches on January 17.

Please email Eunice Kim with any questions about applying to the Stanford Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Faculty

Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, MS&E

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Tina Seelig

Jennifer Cochran

Professor, Bioengineering

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Jennifer Cochran
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