Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

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.

2020 Cohort

Helen Blau

Microbiology and Immunology

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Helen Blau

Moses Charikar

Computer Science

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Moses Charikar

David Drover

Anesthesiology

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David Drover

Grace Gao

Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Grace Gao

Leonidas Guibas

Computer Science

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Leonidas Guibas

Jaimie Henderson

Neurosurgery

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Jaimie Henderson

Peter Hwang

Otolaryngology

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Peter Hwang

Karen Parker

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Karen Parker

Sergiu Pasca

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Sergiu Pasca

William Tarpeh

Chemical Engineering

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William Tarpeh

Sean Wu

Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sean Wu

Greg Zaharchuk

Radiology

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Greg Zaharchuk

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

The application period for the 2020 Faculty Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is now closed.

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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

Acknowledgements

STVP offers sincere appreciation to these organizations for supporting this opportunity for Stanford faculty in STEM-related fields.
Stanford School of Engineering
STVP
Stanford Bioengineering
Mayfield