Entrepreneurship & Leadership Events

The Stanford GSB mission is engaging students and alumni by building a dynamic global community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are changing the world.

Entrepreneurial Company of the Year (ENCORE) Award Reception

This annual award reception brings together more than 500 Stanford GSB students, alumni, and guests from the Silicon Valley community. Former ENCORE award recipients include Tesla Motors, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

  • Lead Sponsor: $10,000
  • Event Sponsor: $5,000

Social Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

This training session offers students across campus the opportunity to come together for an intense one-day learning journey with Stanford alumni social entrepreneurs and other experts. The session guides aspiring social entrepreneurs through topics such as telling your story, pitching your idea, navigating the funding landscape, measuring what matters, and more.

  • Lead Sponsor: $10,000
  • Event Sponsor: $5,000

Executive Challenge

Each December, Stanford GSB brings together the entire first-year class and more than 180 senior-level Stanford GSB alumni and executives from around the world to be part of a rich learning event that is a distinctive part of the MBA curriculum. Designed to simulate some of the difficult issues that CEOs and senior leaders face in a typical day, the Executive Challenge is a memorable opportunity for students to practice principled and insightful leadership, while alumni connect with the next generation of Stanford GSB talent.

  • Exclusive Sponsor: $25,000

Excellence in Leadership Award Dinner

The Excellence in Leadership Award marks Stanford GSB’s commitment to underscoring the importance of leadership in business by highlighting the achievements of a senior executive and Stanford GSB alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions to the corporate world and the community.

  • Lead Sponsor: $10,000
  • Event Sponsor: $5,000

All levels of corporate investors will receive: