Volunteer to Mentor or Speak

Welcome to our active Alumni community!

There are so many ways you can become and stay involved with the entrepreneurs of the future, connect with current programs and help us shape our offerings here at the CES.  For all programs and further information, please email us at ces@gsb.stanford.edu.

Support Student Activities

Entrepreneurial  Advising

Our active Advising program engages professionals from the entrepreneurial community who spend several hours to a full day advising students 1:1. Initial commitment is only one session, with additional sessions optional. If you would be interested in becoming involved, we would welcome hearing from you.

Stanford Venture Studio

The new Stanford Venture Studio is a vibrant collaboration space and place of practice for everything students are learning about entrepreneurship. We also offer 1:1 advising for Stanford Venture Studio teams, focusing on their venture projects.  The feedback and enthusiasm from students has been fantastic and they are highly appreciative of the time and expertise of advisors.

In addition, we are planning workshops on various topics, which are open to all Stanford entrepreneurial graduate students so that the whole campus enjoys the Stanford Venture Studio to learn, collaborate and innovate and we need experienced alumni entrepreneurs to do workshops, advising, and small group sessions.

Entrepreneurial Summer Program

Through our Summer Program, we subsidize about 13% of our MBA1s to work for small, entrepreneurial companies (with 10-100 people) over the summer months.  We will match whatever the company agrees to pay the students (there is a cap), which allows start ups who could not normally afford to fund an intern, to do so.  We ask that companies outline the project the intern will work on, and demonstrate a positive commitment to mentoring.  

If you and your company are interested in participating, we want to hear from you!

Case development and In-Class Speakers
We are always looking for alumni who are willing to do a case on their companies and to be a case protagonist in class, or who would like to be involved in speaking and/or panel discussions in the classroom.  This is an opportunity to engage in current class discussions and engagement with students, please let us know if you are interested.

Participate in events

We also welcome alumni to participate in our programs.

The Alumni Entrepreneur Symposium
    Every Spring we host the Alumni Entrepreneur Symposium to support continued education and career development for alumni.

    Entrepreneurial Alumni Commitment Groups

      The CES Entrepreneur Commitment Group (ECG) is an alumni “support group” for early stage entrepreneurs and has been in existence for over ten years. The group gathers once a month in the CES to receive advice from each other about thorny business issues that face them all. Facilitated by GSB alumnus and serial entrepreneur, Alex Tauber (MBA ’97), membership is composed of 20 GSB alumni who have launched their companies and typically have raised their first round of funding.