Threshold Venture Fellows

Develop leadership skills for the venture ecosystem

Handcrafted for twelve Stanford School of Engineering master’s students interested in entrepreneurial ventures, the Threshold Venture Fellows program provides a front-row seat to the world of venture creation. Fellows meet weekly during Winter and Spring quarters for in-depth discussions about launching and leading high growth, high impact organizations. Topics include raising venture capital, giving a pitch, negotiation, risk taking and failure, ethical dilemmas, and work life balance. Class guests, including Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, lawyers, and venture capitalists, will support the discussions by sharing their personal experiences. Each student will also complete a personal project designed to help them shape their own vision for their future. Applications open Fall quarter 2021 and the program will launch in January 2022.  

Current Cohort

Paulina Anzaldo

Computer Science
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Joaquin Castillo

Mechanical Engineering
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Angela Chen

International Policy
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Joxemari Gallastegi Etxebarria

Design Impact
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Julianne Igbokwe

Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Charles Kantor

Computational & Mathematical Engineering
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Sonya Kotov

Design Impact
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Rhea Kumar

Management Science and Engineering
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Jesutofunmi Omiye

Health Policy
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Melanie Porras

Sustainable Design & Construction
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Nivedh Rajesh

Management Science & Engineering
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Phuthi Tsatsi

Electrical Engineering
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Year-At-A-Glance

Winter

Fellows attend nine Tuesday sessions each quarter (5:00 – 6:30 PM) with the teaching team and Silicon Valley leaders, plus the Wednesday Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series (4:00 – 4:50 PM) followed by a discussion with the student cohort.

Spring

Fellows attend nine Tuesday sessions each quarter (5:00 – 6:30 PM) with the teaching team and Silicon Valley leaders, plus the Wednesday Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series (4:00 – 4:50 PM) followed by a discussion with the student cohort.

Program Info and Application

Building on elements of STVP’s other successful programs for students, the Threshold Venture Fellows program was created to serve the specific needs of Stanford Engineering master’s students, who often have previous career experiences, and who have a limited amount of time to pursue entrepreneurship activities while studying at Stanford. The Fellows program aims to provide the optimal amount of structured experiences, while leaving room for the individual student to explore topics of interest most vital to their own career interests and trajectory. Enrollment is limited to 12 Stanford School of Engineering master’s students.

Important Dates

Application opens: Sept. 20, 2021

Info session 1: Rescheduled to Oct. 6, 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT (Register on Zoom)

Info session 2: Oct 18, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT (Register on Zoom)

Application closes: Oct. 31, 11:59 PM PDT

Please email Eunice Lee with any questions about applying to the Threshold Venture Fellows program.

Applications are closed for the 2022 cohort.

Alumni

Teaching Team

Heidi Roizen

Adjunct Lecturer, MS&E

Bio
Heidi Roizen

Acknowledgements

STVP offers sincere appreciation to Threshold for supporting this opportunity for Stanford Engineering students.
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