Threshold Venture Fellows

The application period for the Threshold Venture Fellows is open. Apply Now.
Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

A unique entrepreneurship leadership experience designed for a dozen Stanford Engineering master’s students.

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.

Current Cohort

Alexandra Diabre

Sustainable Design & Construction
Alexandra Diabre

Holly Dinkel

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Holly Dinkel

Andrew Dworschak

Management Science & Engineering
Andrew Dworschak

Sonia Garcia

Mechanical Engineering
Sonia Garcia

Wouter Van Gijseghem

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Wouter Van Gijseghem

Tara Iyer

 Computer Science
Tara Iyer

Mallika Khullar

Management Science & Engineering
Mallika Khullar

Marco Lorenzon

Management Science & Engineering
Marco Lorenzon

Bryce Marion

Management Science & Engineering
Bryce Marion

Aamir Rasheed

Computer Science
Aamir Rasheed

George Sivulka

Applied Physics
George Sivulka

Blanca Villanueva

Biomedical Informatics
Blanca Villanueva

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 (4:30 – 5:20 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 (4:30 – 5:20 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 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 Fellowship 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.

Please email Eunice Kim with any questions about applying to the Threshold Venture Fellows program.
Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Alumni

Teaching Team

Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, MS&E

Bio
Tina Seelig

Heidi Roizen

Affiliate, MS&E

Bio
Heidi Roizen

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Acknowledgements

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