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.


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 Leadership program is an immersive six-month program that prepares 24 technically-minded Stanford juniors, seniors, and graduate students to lead entrepreneurial ventures through workshops and team-based case study projects. Accel Fellows will learn about startup strategy, organizational structure, fundraising, and operating models by working in teams, with a high growth venture CEO, to create and present a case study on a real-world business problem.

Which fellowship is right for me?

Every STVP Fellowship will help you develop skills in entrepreneurial leadership and venture creation, and connect you to a vibrant network of fellows and mentors.

So which fellowship is right for you? If you are interested in…

  • working a paid summer internship with mentorship from experts and peers, and are an undergraduate Stanford student, explore the Mayfield Fellows Program. Application opens in December. Program runs Spring through Fall. Learn more.

  • problem-solving through case-based team learning, and are a Stanford junior, senior, or graduate student, explore the Accel Leadership Program. Program runs Winter through Spring. Learn more.

  • understanding the venture capital ecosystem and are a Stanford Engineering master’s student, explore the Threshold Venture Program. Application now open. Program runs Winter through Spring. Learn more.


During the past two decades, Stanford eCorner has amassed a truly world-class collection of videos, podcasts and articles about entrepreneurship and innovation. For this summer 2020 internship, we are inviting Stanford students to explore that digital library, meet with Stanford faculty and other entrepreneurial leaders, and build themed collections of content that will educate and guide the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

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.