The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) hosts and co-hosts a variety of events to help entrepreneurial Stanford students and alumni connect and collaborate—bringing together innovators from engineering, law, medicine, and other programs.

Nuts and Bolts of Entrepreneurship Series

Designed to complement the formal entrepreneurship curriculum, this series of workshops offers practical guidance on the “nuts and bolts” of starting a company from entrepreneurs, investors, and local Silicon Valley service providers. Attend Nuts & Bolts to learn from experienced practitioners about legal issues; fundraising and investor relations; stages of investing; equity allocation; HR fundamentals; outsourcing; distribution and customer acquisition; making the first sales; and more. 

Nuts & Bolts sessions are held monthly at the GSB and are open to all Stanford graduate students and alumni.

Crowd Funding and Direct Public Offerings

w/ Jenny Kassan, CEO, Cutting Edge Capital 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venture Studio: CoLab

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Learn how to approach less traditional methods of funding your venture. Get insight on the best practices and approach through channels such as Crowd  Funding and DPO’s. 


The Stanford Venture Studio Presents...

The Kitchen Sink Approach to Funding Your Venture

Fireside Chat w/Brenden Millstein, MBA/MS '10, Founder & CEO of Carbon Lighthouse

Tuesday, January 21 
12-00pm - 1:00pm 

Venture Studio: Zambrano

Graduate School of Business
Zambrano Building (3rd Floor), 655 Knight Way, Stanford 

Brenden Milstein, CEO and Founder of Carbon Lighthouse will be discussing how he launched his social enterprise through a combination of sources, without having to woo the investors on Sand Hill Road. 

Building off small victories and leveraging one success into another, Brenden will cover how to apply for grant funding; make the most of the accelerator experience; deciding which fellowships to apply to; when and where not to spend your own money, whether you have it, or not!

Presented in partnership with:
The Center for Social Innovation