Seed Spark delivers essential business training to early-stage entrepreneurs in collaboration with incubators, accelerators, and other organizations.

How do entrepreneurs grow and scale their startups? What kind of business training and tools will make the most impact? What do high-potential entrepreneurs need to get to the next level?

Seed Spark is here to help. Developed by Stanford Seed, this online entrepreneurship program gives founders the skills they need to build their business strategy, grow their network, and boost their business acumen. Spark collaborates with incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial support organizations in Africa and South Asia to provide its training program to high-potential entrepreneurs and founders who are running early-stage startups in the growth or traction stage.

Seed Spark is led by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs. The five-month online program blends practical insights on scaling startups with time-tested toolkits necessary for positioning teams and startups for success. Live online expert sessions are combined with video lectures, toolkits, activities, office hours, mentorship opportunities, and peer support groups for a comprehensive learning experience.

Key Benefits

Early-stage entrepreneurs will develop the skills, tools, and mindset to grow their startups and positively impact their communities. Participants will:

  • Experience world-class curriculum from Stanford GSB and the innovative thinking that has shaped some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.
  • Gain actionable insights and learn practical business tools to take their startup to the next level of growth.
  • Gain fundamental business skills through mentorship support from an experienced entrepreneur or business leader.
  • Develop relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs to share experiences and develop an ongoing peer-to-peer support network.
  • Participate online from the convenience of home or office with a schedule designed for busy entrepreneurs.

Who Should Attend?

Spark collaborators nominate entrepreneurs with early-stage companies that are a good fit for our ideal participant profile.

Currently, our program does not directly admit participants and is not accepting applications from potential participants. However, if you would like to be kept informed about future participation opportunities, you should join our mailing list.

If you’re an incubator, accelerator, or organization interested in supporting budding entrepreneurs, learn how to collaborate with us and offer Seed Spark.

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Application Requirements

Seed Spark is not currently accepting applications from potential participants. Admission is only through nomination by Spark collaborators.

Awarded Upon completion

Stanford GSB Certificate
Seed Spark

Learn More About the Program

Explore our five-month curriculum specifically designed for early-stage entrepreneurs.

Learn about ideal participants for the program and the time commitment required. 

Learn how to collaborate with Stanford to deliver Seed Spark to early-stage entrepreneurs in your region.

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