Mayfield Fellows Program

Learn to lead principled and responsible 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 and responsible technology ventures. Over nine months, fellows build an entrepreneurial mindset through courses, mentoring, networking activities, and a paid summer internship.

Current Cohort

Stella Delp

Human Biology
Stella Delp

Isabella Fulford

Mathematical and Computational Science, Master’s in Computer Science
Isabella Fulford

Christian Giadolor

Political Science, Master's in Sociology
Christian Giadolor

Naomi Girma

Symbolic Systems, Master’s in Management Science & Engineering
Naomi Girma

Michaela Gordon

Science, Technology, and Society, Master's in Sustainability Science and Practice
Michaela Gordon

Jad Abdel Jawad

Bioengineering, Master's in Management Science & Engineering
Jad Abdel Jawad

Sameep Mangat

Computer Science
Sameep Mangat

Avery McCall

International Relations
Avery McCall

Ryland Pampush

Management Science & Engineering
Ryland Pampush

Jaelon JJ Parson

Aeronautics and Astronautics
Jaelon JJ Parson

Michal Skreta

Economics and Political Science, Master’s in Computer Science
Michal Skreta

Linda Ye

Economics
Linda Ye

Year-At-A-Glance

Spring

ENGR 140A: LEADERSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY VENTURES
Learn essentials of product and market strategy, financing and cash flow, team building, and leadership.

Summer

ENGR 140B: Leadership of Technology Ventures + PAID 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 and faculty.

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

Teaching Team

Tom Byers

Professor, MS&E

Bio
Tom Byers

Ann Miura-Ko

Adjunct Lecturer, MS&E

Bio
Ann Miura-Ko

Program INFORMATION

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 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 November through January, and new Mayfield Fellows are announced shortly thereafter. Students who apply will be asked to provide a transcript, resume/CV, and thoughtful responses to prompt questions, such as sharing their passions and/or some challenges they’ve overcome. Typically, interviews are conducted in groups and involve live discussions. Select applicants will be asked to attend a virtual interview in January, which will allow applicants the chance to share their unique backgrounds with the selection committee.

Important Dates

Info session 1: Nov. 16, 2021 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST (Register on Zoom)

Info session 2: Nov. 30, 2021 5:00 – 6:00 PM PST (Register on Zoom)

Info session 3: Jan. 4, 2022 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST (Register on Zoom)

Application Closes: Jan. 9, 2022 11:59 PM PST

Please email Eunice Kim with any questions about applying to the Mayfield Fellows Program.

   
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Alumni

View over 250 Mayfield Fellows Program alumni.

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.

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Acknowledgements

STVP offers sincere appreciation to the Mayfield Fund for supporting this opportunity for Stanford students. Special thanks goes to Navin Chaddha.
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