Stanford Venture Studio

The Stanford Venture Studio is a vibrant learning facility for Stanford graduate students across all disciplines who want to learn about designing and creating sustainable, high-impact ventures by testing what they are learning in the classroom. The Stanford Venture Studio provides a supportive, resourced environment, where students benefit from being immersed in the Stanford entrepreneurial community. Applications open to currently enrolled Stanford graduate students only & accepted on a rolling basis. 

Is Stanford Venture Studio a Good Fit For Me?

We are here to support students who have a passion for entrepreneurship. Come talk to us about how we can help navigate you through the different options as a Stanford student.

Even if you don't have an idea or team, we can connect you to resources and programs that will get you on the right path.

Have your team and idea all set? The Venture Studio is a great resource and community that will help you grow, learn and connect through our programs and resources. 

How to Connect? 

  • Join our mailing list to hear about upcoming events and programs
  • APPLY NOW  to be a Resident of the Stanford Venture Studio  

Both options offer the benefit of elbow-to-elbow interaction with fellow entrepreneurial graduate students and connections with the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem, including experienced entrepreneurs, investors, practitioners and faculty. 

Who can participate?

Graduate students from across the Stanford campus are encouraged to participate. And we mean it when we say ALL graduate students: computer science, humanities, engineering, medicine, law, arts and media, and so forth! Diversity and breadth of experience, knowledge and interest creates our rich dynamic learning environment. This also includes for-profit, not-for-profit, and/or social entrepreneurs. 

Events and programs at the Venture Studio include:

  • Small group sessions and 1:1 advising with experienced entrepreneurs, Stanford alumni, Venture Capitalists and industry experts  
  • Regular peer-to-peer coaching
  • Practical skill workshops
  • Social activities to foster community connections

Read stories from both current and previous teams at our Spotlight on the Stanford Venture Studio.