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 skill-development opportunities and small group events to innovative, hands-on fellowship programs, Stanford students can develop an entrepreneurial mindset by immersing themselves in cohorts of changemakers.

Fellowships

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.

Handcrafted for a dozen Stanford School of Engineering master’s students interested in entrepreneurial ventures, Threshold Venture Fellows (TVF) program guides fellows to engage in deep discussions on entrepreneurial leadership. With a front-row seat to venture creation and growth, fellows have opportunities to observe local venture capitalists and receive industry mentorship from professionals and a growing alumni network.

The Accel Innovation Scholars (AIS) program prepares 12 Stanford Engineering PhD students to bring breakthrough ideas to the world. The program trains students to develop the skills in technology commercialization, opportunity evaluation and entrepreneurial leadership. This nine-month program complements the students’ research experiences with access to entrepreneurial leaders and innovative startups in Silicon Valley.

Activities

Open to students, alumni and members of the Stanford community, Sparks are extracurricular, hands-on workshops for skill-development in entrepreneurship and innovation topics from growth-strategy to building workplace culture and more.

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.

We specifically encourage all Stanford students to learn about SEN member organizations and to seek out programming and opportunities that complement your education.