Mayfield Fellows Program

Learn to lead principled high-growth tech ventures through an immersive entrepreneurship work/study program.

The Mayfield Fellows Program (MFP) offers an unparalleled opportunity for 12 students, from a diverse set of backgrounds and any major, to develop the theoretical understanding, practical knowledge, and leadership skills needed to establish, scale, and lead principled high-growth technology ventures. Over nine months, fellows learn an entrepreneurial mindset through courses, mentoring, networking activities, and a paid summer internship.

Current Cohort

Athena Chang

Mechanical Engineering

Mikayla Chen

Management Science and Data Analytics

Aaron Choi

Bioengineering, Management Science and Engineering Coterm

Nadine Fattah

B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, M.S. in Management Science and Engineering

Nathan Francis

Symbolic Systems

Nahome Hagos

Computer Science

Isabelle Levent

Symbolic Systems

Muhammad Umar Nadeem

Computer Science, Management Science and Engineering

Jackson Parell

Economics and Public Policy

Montanna Riggs

Bioengineering, Minor in Music

Moritz P. Stephan

Computer Science

Chanmarie Un

Product Design



Learn essentials of product and market strategy, financing and cash flow, team building, and leadership.


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


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

To learn more about the course curriculum, visit the e140 course site.

Teaching Team

Tom Byers

Professor, MS&E and Faculty Director, STVP

Tom Byers

Ann Miura-Ko

Adjunct Lecturer, MS&E

Ann Miura-Ko


MFP provides a select cohort of Stanford undergraduate and co-terminal students from a diverse set of backgrounds and 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 three courses on the management of technology ventures, as well as a paid internship opportunity at a world-class startup during the summer. Throughout the program, students also learn directly from faculty, startup founders, and venture capitalists, including Floodgate co-founding partner Ann Miura-Ko, who is co-teaching MFP with entrepreneurship professor Tom Byers.

Application Info

Enrollment is limited to a dozen outstanding Stanford undergraduate or co-terminal students from any discipline or major. The application period runs from September 19th through October 21st, and new Mayfield Fellows are announced shortly thereafter. To apply, students will submit the STVP Fellows Programs application for Mayfield Fellows Program, Threshold Venture Fellows and Accel Leadership Program. They will indicate which program they are applying for and identify their top choice. Students will be asked to provide a transcript, resume/CV, and thoughtful responses to prompt questions, such as sharing challenges they’ve overcome. Select applicants will be asked to attend a virtual interview in November, which will allow applicants the chance to share their unique backgrounds with the selection committee. Typically, interviews are conducted in groups.

Important Dates

The STVP Fellows Programs Application for 2023 is now closed.

Please email Mandy Llerena with any questions about applying to the Mayfield Fellows Program.


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Employer Info and Application

Mayfield fellows take paid internships with organizations during the summer session, allowing each fellow to demonstrate their innovation, analysis 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 organization (e.g., CEO, VP, or founder). Although another employee may supervise a fellow, it is critical that each fellow also have a senior internal sponsor concerned with the fellow’s welfare who is willing to meet one-on-one with the student to discuss progress and goals. Participating companies also engage in MFP-sponsored activities during the program. For example, each organization hosts a virtual visit during the summer 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 honors the organizations’ intellectual property in a professional manner. Our mission is to expose Stanford students to the reality of the entrepreneurial process in a variety of different organizations, not to put participating organizations at risk. We expect mentor organizations to operate in a highly ethical manner and demonstrate a commitment to the growth of the fellows they employ. Interested organizations may apply by completing a short online application, which will be available through early June. Organizations that apply to be MFP employers are not guaranteed to have their offers of employment accepted by a fellow. MFP urges employers to provide compensation during the duration of the summer internship.


STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, offers sincere appreciation to the Mayfield Fund for supporting this opportunity for Stanford students. Special thanks goes to Navin Chaddha.
Stanford Department of Management Science and Engineering