PEAK Fellows

Develop guiding principles for entrepreneurial leadership

PEAK Fellows offers 16 Stanford undergraduate and co-term students the opportunity to develop their personal principles for entrepreneurial leadership. These principles are designed to help guide each fellow as they shape teams and align their career decisions with their values. Over the course of a quarter, fellows build a values-based entrepreneurial mindset and toolkit within the close-knit cohort through honest discussions and mentoring from alumni and peers. PEAK Fellows is part of the Principled Entrepreneurship: Action & Knowledge (PEAK) project through STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center.

2021 Cohort

Jayendra Chaudhan

B.S. Mathematical and Computational Science ‘24
Photo of PEAK fellow Jayendra Chaudhan

Ezekiel Contrerras-Forest

B.S. Science, Technology & Society
Photo of PEAK fellow Ezekiel Contrerras-Forest

Bera Demirbilek

B.S. Electrical Engineering ‘24
Photo of PEAK fellow Bera Demirbilek

Abhi Desai

B.S. Computer Science; B.A. Philosophy '25
Photo of PEAK fellow Abhi Desai

Matthew Ding

B.S. Mathematics ‘24
Photo of PEAK fellow Matthew Ding

Colin grant

B.S. Bioengineering '23
Photo of PEAK fellow Colin Grant

Gashon Hussein

B.S. Computer Science '25
Photo of PEAK fellow Gashon Hussein

Shawn Zixuan Kang

B.S. Electrical Engineering '23
Photo of PEAK felllow Shawn Kang

Nathan Lam

B.S. Management Science & Engineering ’24
Photo of PEAK fellow Nathan Lam

Annie Ma

B.S. Computer Science '24
Photo of PEAK fellow Annie Ma

Angela Mao

B.S. Computer Science ’25

Roda Nour

B.A. Public Policy ’23
Photo of PEAK fellow Roda Nour

Jason Ping

B.S. Computer Science ’24
Photo of PEAK fellow Justin Ping

Michelle Schwartzman

Management Science and Engineering
Photo of PEAK fellow Michelle Schwartzman

Roman Scott

B.S. Management Science & Engineering ‘25
Photo of PEAK fellow Roman Scott

Roy Yuan

B.S. Computer Science '23
Photo of PEAK fellow Roy Yuan

Student Leaders

Shreya Mantha

Management Science & Engineering

Nicholas Kim

Management Science & Engineering

Photo of PEAK fellow Nicholas Kim

Student Co-Founders

Brooke Martin

Management Science & Engineering

Brooke Martin

Gopal Raman

Economics

Gopal Raman

Faculty Advisors

Tom Byers

Professor, MS&E and Faculty Director, STVP

Bio
Tom Byers

Jack Fuchs

Director of Principled Entrepreneurship, STVP and Adjunct Lecturer, MS&E

Bio
Jack Fuchs

Mar Hershenson

Adjunct Lecturer, MS&E

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Mar Hershenson

Program Info and Application

PEAK Fellows is an opportunity for 16 Stanford undergraduate and co-term students to explore what it means to develop and practice principles in the context of entrepreneurial businesses. It places students who are working in technology ventures into cohorts of eight students to learn with peers and gain mentorship.

Through readings and bi-weekly meetings, students define a set of principles that resonate with them. These principles will serve as guides for how Fellows shape future teams and select workplaces that align with their values. Fellows engage in small-group discussions with industry guests offering unique perspectives from their own entrepreneurial experiences.

After PEAK Fellows comes to a close, students come away with a heightened understanding of their own values, a close-knit community of peers, and the tools necessary to begin to brave ethical dilemmas in the future.

PEAK Fellows is part of the Principled Entrepreneurship: Action & Knowledge (PEAK) project through STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center.

   

Important Dates

Applications for the 2023 cohort will open in Spring of 2023.

Please email Shreya Mantha or Nicholas Kim with any questions about the PEAK Fellows program.

Alumni

Acknowledgements

STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, extends its deep appreciation to Pear VC for supporting this program for Stanford students.
STVP
Stanford Department of Management Science and Engineering
Pear VC