Mayfield Fellows Program

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 organizations. Over nine months, fellows build an entrepreneurial mindset through courses, mentoring, networking activities and a summer internship.

Current Cohort

Nicole Birkner

Symbolic Systems, Master’s in Management Science & Engineering
Nicole Birkner

Rachel Fong

Computer Science and Product Design
Rachel Fong

Constanza Hasselmann

Sociology
Constanza Hasselmann

Michelle Howard

Bioengineering, Master's in Management Science & Engineering
Michelle Howard

James Kanoff

Symbolic Systems
James Kanoff

Will Kenney

Symbolic Systems, Master's in Computer Science
Will Kenney

Gunguk Kim

Computer Science, Master's in Management Science & Engineering
Gunguk Kim

Brooke Martin

Management Science & Engineering
Brooke Martin

Gopal Raman

Economics
Gopal Raman

Claire Rosenfeld

Computer Science
Claire Rosenfeld

Haley Tran

Management Science & Engineering
Haley Tran

Alexandra Tsai

Computer Science
Alexandra Tsai

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 Miura-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 Eunice Kim with any questions about applying to the Mayfield Fellows Program.

The application period for the 2020 Mayfield Fellows Program is now closed.

Alumni

View over 250 Mayfield Fellows Program alumni.

Employer Info and Application

Mayfield fellows take internships with organizations 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 organization (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 discuss progress and goals. Participating companies also participate 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 protects the organizations’ intellectual properties 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 the 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 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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