Social Entrepreneurship Program

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At Stanford GSB, you’ll find a rich array of academic and co-curricular opportunities to explore social entrepreneurship and build a social venture from the ground up.

The Center for Social Innovation can guide you in testing your idea, immersing yourself in the space, developing a business model (nonprofit or for-profit), finding inspiration and funding, and working towards turning your idea into reality.

Courses Taught by World-Class Faculty

Through your coursework, develop your entrepreneurial skills, learn how to integrate design thinking and social innovation, measure the impact of your social venture model, and navigate the funding landscape.

Financial Support

Receive support for early-stage experimentation, summer immersion in the social entrepreneurship space, and launch your social venture after graduation.

Expert Guidance

Develop your idea through events and workshops:

  • One-on-one mentoring with visiting, leading social entrepreneurs will give students a “reality check” on their direction and advice for taking their venture to the next level
  • The Social Entrepreneurship Venture Review will provide external feedback from experts in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem on your business model
  • Coaching from CSI pulls it all together. You’ll find both the support and the rigor needed to keep you on track as you plan your academic experience and aim toward the launch of your social venture