Student Programs

World-class fellowships and extracurricular activities for Stanford students passionate about entrepreneurship.

STVP provides many ways for students to expand their entrepreneurship education beyond the classroom. From one-on-one mentoring and small group events, to innovative, high profile fellowships, Stanford students can choose the experience that meets their needs and fits their busy schedules.


Mayfield Fellows Program

Having graduated over 200 fellows in the past 20 years, this intense nine-month work/study program is one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship education experiences in the country.

If you’re a Stanford junior, senior or co-term student looking for a chance to learn about technology entrepreneurship and to fully explore the Silicon Valley ecosystem – the Mayfield Fellows Program is for you.

DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship

This new STVP fellowship is for Stanford Engineering master’s students interested in leading entrepreneurial ventures. This accelerated experience allows master’s students to maximize their exposure to Silicon Valley in their limited time at Stanford.

The DFJ Fellowship includes courses, workshops, and professional development opportunities.

Accel Innovation Scholars

Stanford Engineering PhD students get out of lab and into the world of entrepreneurship and tech commercialization in this unique fellowship opportunity.

Open to Stanford Engineering PhD students who have completed qualifying examinations, the Accel Innovation Scholars experience allows students to discover how to leverage their research background and develop their careers to become innovative problem solvers in the world.



Ever wanted to learn about entrepreneurship without adding course units? Sign-up for a Spark! These quick hits of practical entrepreneurial knowledge are taught by Stanford lecturers or members of the local entrepreneurial community.

Each Spark consists of a single-evening class on entrepreneurship or innovation related topics. Sparks are open to all members of the Stanford community, but space is limited, so register early to claim your space to charge up your entrepreneurial mindset.

Stanford Entrepreneurship Network

The Stanford Entrepreneurship Network is a federation of university programs and student groups offering opportunities for the Stanford community to learn and explore various aspects of entrepreneurship. Member organizations collaborate on events, and meet often to discuss and share new initiatives.

The entrepreneurial ecosystem at Stanford is rich and diverse, with deep ties to the Silicon Valley region. STVP specifically encourages all Stanford students to learn about the member organizations and to seek out programming and opportunities that complement your education in this very special place.