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 email@example.com.
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 and Stanford Total Venture Design. Fall applications will be due in October for new teams or existing teams to continue. We host many programs through the Studio, including small group sessions with entrepreneurs and investors to get the scoop on what happens in the real world and coaching on their ideas. 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 advsiors.
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!
Participate in events
We also welcome alumni to participate in our programs, such as attending monthly Nuts & Bolts of Entrepreneurship sessions and our E-Provocateur series.
Each quarter, we host a conversation with an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial thought leader who challenges conventional wisdom.
Entrepreneurial Alumni Advising
Sheryl O’Loughlin, Executive Director CES, co-founder Nest Collective and former CEO of Clif Bar as well as Leah Edwards, Associate Director of the CES and serial entrepreneur, hold office hours weekly for 1:1 advising sessions with alumni and student entrepreneurs.
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.
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