Beyond the Classroom

From experiential learning programs to student clubs, you will find many opportunities to enhance your entrepreneurial learning beyond the classroom.

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Stanford Venture Studio provides a vibrant learning community and coworking space for Stanford graduate students who want to learn about designing and creating sustainable, high-impact ventures by testing what they are learning in the classroom.

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Wondering whether the sometimes-chaotic experience of early stage startups will inspire you or frustrate you? This summer internship program gives you a chance to gain rich insight into the early stage startup world.

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Learn from entrepreneurial leaders in this speaker series designed to augment classroom learning. You’ll have the opportunity to converse with seasoned professionals on a variety of topics from refining product/market fit, to hiring well, to handling the challenges of fundraising.

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Student clubs offer you the chance to connect with like-minded peers. The Entrepreneur Club (fondly known as the E-Club) is the first stop for most students interested in entrepreneurship, but clubs such as the energy, health care, and high tech clubs also host many entrepreneurial events.

Entrepreneurial Learning at Stanford University

Stanford’s entrepreneurial resources do not end at the edges of Stanford GSB. As a Stanford GSB student you have access to entrepreneurial courses, clubs, and programs throughout the Stanford campus. Engaging with entrepreneurs at other Stanford schools is an excellent way to build your entrepreneurial community and to network with people who bring specialized skills and expertise. As one example, the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series, hosted by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at the Stanford School of Engineering is popular with many Stanford GSB students.