Alumni / Community
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) designs, promotes, and supports entrepreneurial programs to create a hub for the interests and pursuits of the Stanford entrepreneurial community of alumni, faculty, students, practitioners, and investors. The CES does not offer programs or services specifically for the community at large. The Helpful Links section under Resources lists the community-based organizations.
Recruit GSB Talent
If you are interested in recruiting GSB talent, there are several channels:
- For full time positions, post a position through the MBA Career Management Center. All students and alumni have access to the database of jobs.
- Experiential Project opportunities may be posted on the MBA Career Management Center. Projects may include: writing a business plan, evaluating a market, helping to establish financial control systems, and more. Requests may come from any industry, including nonprofits.
- The CES also facilitates summer internships for early stage companies through the Entrepreneurial Summer Program.
GSB Alumni Discussion Boards
If you are interested in being part of a discussion board with other GSB alumni entrepreneurs and investors, please sign up for the "Entrepreneurs," "Venture Capital" and/or "Funding" discussion boards; registration is required and this is only open to GSB Alumni: register here!
The CES uses these boards to publicize events on campus as well as facilitate communication with fellow alumni on the above topics. These are excellent ways to access current information for your entrepreneurial questions. You can post questions and search the easily accessible archives of previous responses.
Prior to Alumni Discussion Boards, the Alumni Entrepreneurs Online Community was launched and made possible by the MBA 2005 Class Gift in Honor of James Hsu; this online community has now merged with the GSB Alumni Discussion Boards. This class gift was named in honor of James Hsu, who was tragically lost during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; he was passionate about entrepreneurship, and the CES has been able to use the class gift to help digitizing the video catalogue of past programs and developing a web-based community for alumni entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneur Commitment Group
These are private monthly gatherings of Stanford MBA alumni entrepreneurs to discuss issues associated with the ongoing management and operation of the participants' companies. A six-month commitment is required to participate. Groups are currently active in Washington DC and Stanford. Please contact us for more information.
Entrepreneur Alumni Reunion
This CES convenes entrepreneurial GSB alumni to connect, learn, and celebrate together. Highlights from the 2012 GSB Entrepreneur Alumni Reunion include: Chip Conley, MBA '84, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality; Scott Cook, founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit; and interactive workshops with Stanford faculty, such as Professors Bill Barnett and Irv Grousbeck.