Mayfield Fellows Program

The application period for the 2020 Mayfield Fellows Program will open soon. Stay tuned!
Application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates at the STVP office in Huang Engineering Center, suite 004:
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

An immersive entrepreneurship work/study program that trains 12 Stanford undergraduate and co-term students to become leaders in tech.

The Mayfield Fellows Program (MFP) offers an unparalleled opportunity for 12 students, from any major, to develop the theoretical understanding, practical knowledge and leadership skills needed to establish and scale high-growth tech companies. Over nine months, fellows build an entrepreneurial mindset through courses, mentoring, networking activities and a paid summer internship at a Silicon Valley startup.

Current Cohort

Perry Alagappan

Electrical Engineering
Perry Alagappan

Ellie Bowen

Symbolic Systems
Ellie Bowen

Nathan Fotedar

Mathematics, Minor in Philosophy
Nathan Fotedar

Isaac Goldstein

Symbolic Systems, Master's in Computer Science
Isaac Goldstein

Yousef Hindy

Engineering Physics, Master's in Computer Science
Yousef Hindy

Frank Buncom IV

Human Biology
Frank Buncom IV

Katie Langelier

American Studies
Katie Langelier

Carly Malatskey

Science, Technology, and Society
Carly Malatskey

Paola Martinez

Computer Science
Paola Martinez

Jessica Ouyang

Product Design Engineering, Master's in Computer Science
Jessica Ouyang

Julia Schulz

Bioengineering
Julia Schulz

Gustavo Torres da Silva

Computer Science
Gustavo Torres da Silva

Year-At-A-Glance

Spring

ENGR 140A: Leadership of Technology Ventures
Learn product and market strategy, financing and cash flow, team building, and leadership with guests including Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig.

Summer

ENGR 140B: Leadership of Technology Ventures + Internship
Complete a startup internship, keep a journal of the experience, meet with other members of the cohort to advance learning and share experiences.

Autumn

ENGR 140C: Leadership of Technology Ventures
Develop integrative project reports and teach living case studies on your experience to the other fellows, faculty and members of the community.

To view the course curriculum, visit the e140 course site.

Teaching Team

Tom Byers

Tom Byers

Ann Miura-Ko

Ann Muira-Ko

Program Info

MFP provides a select cohort of Stanford undergraduate and co-term students, of any major, with a comprehensive entrepreneurship education in the key principles of leadership, innovation, strategy and creativity. The program runs from April to December, and includes courses on the management of technology ventures, as well as a world-class paid internship opportunity during the summer. Throughout the program, students also learn directly from startup founders, venture capitalists and other engineering faculty, including Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, who is a frequent guest speaker and resource for the cohort.

Application Info

Enrollment is limited to a dozen outstanding Stanford undergraduate or co-term students from any discipline or major. The application period runs from early January through early February, and new Mayfield Fellows are announced in March.

Students who apply will be asked to provide a transcript, resume/CV as well as thoughtful responses to prompt questions. Typically, interviews are conducted in groups and involve live discussions.

Select applicants will be asked to attend an in person interview. Interviews will be held in person in February. Applicants should plan to make themselves available to attend on campus in the event that they are invited to interview. Interviews will not be conducted remotely unless students are enrolled in a Bing Overseas Studies Program.

Please email Ryan Shiba with any questions about applying to the Mayfield Fellows Program.

The application period for the 2020 Mayfield Fellows Program will open soon. Stay tuned! Application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates at the STVP office in Huang Engineering Center, suite 004:
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Alumni

View over 250 Mayfield Fellows Program alumni.

Employer Info and Application

Mayfield Fellows take paid internships with innovative early-stage companies during the summer session, allowing each fellow to demonstrate their innovation, analytic and design skills on high-impact projects. As part of the internship experience, we require each fellow to be assigned a senior level mentor within the company (e.g., CEO, VP, or founder). Although another employee may supervise a fellow, it is critical that each fellow have a senior internal sponsor concerned with his or her welfare, and who is willing to meet one-on-one with the student to check progress and goals. Participating companies pay fellows during the summer internship for three months of work. The exact amount is negotiated directly with the fellow. Participating companies also participate in MFP-sponsored activities during the program. For example, each company hosts a summer open house for the other fellows in the cohort, and during autumn quarter, employers may participate as guest speakers or case participants in the course.

In all aspects of these activities, STVP protects the intellectual property of companies in a professional manner. Our mission is to expose Stanford students to the reality of the entrepreneurial process in a variety of high technology ventures, not to put participating companies at risk. In order to qualify as a mentor company for the Mayfield Fellows Program, your company must:
  • be located in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • be in a high-potential, growth-oriented business
  • be at an early growth stage (either pre-IPO or public in past three years)
  • have fewer than 250 employees and revenue < $100 million/year
Interested companies may apply by completing the short online application, which will be available through early June. Companies that apply to be MFP employers are not guaranteed to have their offers of employment accepted by a Fellow. MFP urges employers to provide a minimum compensation of $1,000 per week for 2 to 3 months of employment.

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Acknowledgements

STVP offers sincere appreciation to Mayfield for supporting this opportunity for Stanford undergraduate and co-term students. Special thanks goes to Navin Chaddha and James Beck.
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