The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, founded in 1996, works to prepare effective, insightful entrepreneurial leaders and to enhance knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation. Stanford GSB has a broad and varied expertise in entrepreneurship — a wide range of courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, engaging co-curricular learning options, and faculty research on innovation, startups, venture funding, and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Stanford GSB offers more than 50 different courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, taught by academic faculty, frequently in partnership with accomplished entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Students also have access to dozens of entrepreneurial courses at other Stanford schools, enabling them to create a personalized curriculum to meet their learning goals.
Research & Thought Leadership
Stanford faculty conduct research on a wide set of entrepreneurial topics from the valuation of unicorn firms, to the impact of experienced entrepreneurs, to the unique challenges facing Latino and Black entrepreneurs in the United States.
Alumni have found the entrepreneurial curriculum, programs, and community at Stanford GSB essential in developing their leadership skills. We invite you to hear the stories of some of those alumni.
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.