Build entrepreneurial skills in evening workshops that are open to members of the Stanford community.

STVP Sparks are workshops on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Led by Stanford alumni, industry leaders and academic experts, Sparks workshops offer a path to expanding your entrepreneurial mindset and professional network.

For registration questions, including disability-related accommodations and services, please email Lauren Crout.

Upcoming Fall 2018 Sparks

October 30
6:30 - 8:00pm

Unlocking Innovation: Lessons from San Quentin State Prison

with Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, Stanford School of Engineering

Tina Seelig is a professor of the practice within the Department of Management Science & Engineering (MS&E), faculty co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and author. At Stanford, Seelig has taught courses on on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( In the past, she has worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation and was the founder of a multimedia company called BookBrowser. She graduated from Stanford with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.


STVP generously thanks Accel Partners for supporting the Sparks program, offering entrepreneurial skills and training to students and other members of the Stanford community.
Accel Partners