Mayfield Fellows Program

The application for the 2019 Mayfield Fellows Program is now open. Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates at the STVP office in Huang Engineering Center, suite 004:
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Learn more and apply now.

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.

2018 Mayfield Fellows

Ramya Balasingam

Materials Science & Engineering minor in Electrical Engineering
Namrata Balasingam

Michael Becich

Mathematical & Computational Science & Bioengineering, Masters in MS&E
Michael Becich

Suraj Bulchand

Management Science & Engineering
Suraj Bulchand

Maurice Chiang

Bioengineering and Computer Science
Maurice Chiang

Makena Ehnisz

Science, Technology & Society
Makena Ehnisz

Gerardo Rendon Gonzalez

Symbolic Systems, Masters in MS&E
Gerardo Rendon Gonzalez

Ali Hoffer

Earth Systems
Ali Hoffer

Radha Jain

Computer Science and Economics
Radha Jain

Jolena Ma

Product Design, Minor in Computer Science
Jolena Ma

Kennedy Placek

Political Science, Masters in Sociology
Kennedy Placek

Divya Saini

Computer Science, Masters in MS&E
Divya Saini

Ali Sarilgan

Management Science & Engineering, Masters in MS&E
Ali Sarilgan

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

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.

Please email Nikkie Salgado with any questions about applying to the Mayfield Fellows Program.

Select applicants will be asked to attend an in person interview. Interviews will be held in person on February 12th and 14th. 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.

Application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates at the STVP office in Huang Engineering Center, suite 004:
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 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 $10,000 for three months of employment.
The employer application will open soon. Stay tuned!

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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