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Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is building a dynamic global community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are changing the world.

CES demystifies entrepreneurship and cultivates an understanding of the issues facing entrepreneurs and growing companies.

We believe the most exciting innovations derive from cross-disciplinary collaboration and encourage this by serving entrepreneurial faculty members and graduate students from across Stanford, in partnership with the greater entrepreneurial community.

Research in Entrepreneurship

CES promotes groundbreaking research and education that advances entrepreneurial thinking. Explore entrepreneurship-related research papers from Stanford GSB faculty.

Teaching Entrepreneurship

CES supports the creation and operation of courses on a wide variety of topics, including entrepreneurship, innovation, and early-stage investing.

Student Programs

CES supports students through experiential courses and programs, such as the Stanford Venture Studio and Startup Garage.

About CES

CES was founded in 1996 through a visionary partnership of two Stanford GSB faculty, Charles A. Holloway and H. Irving Grousbeck, to address the need for greater understanding of issues facing entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial community.