Focus Level (Entrepreneurship): Primary Entrepreneurship Focus

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This course is designed for both undergrad and graduate students eager to explore how entrepreneurship can be utilized to promote sustainability and enduring positive change. Throughout this class, students have the invaluable opportunity to learn about the human-centered approach of startup making and generating the funding thesis from a teaching team of a design-thinking researcher, seasoned venture capitalists, and accomplished entrepreneurs, gaining insights into their strategies for creating lasting impacts...
The challenges associated with climate change and sustainability are seemingly ubiquitous throughout the broader entrepreneurship, venture, and innovation ecosystem today. But is entrepreneurship for climate and sustainability really unique? In what ways is it different from other forms of entrepreneurship? This seminar course, only open to members of the current Mayfield Fellows, Accel Leaders, Threshold Ventures Fellows, and Xfund Fellows.
Many of today's societal problems - cybersecurity, climate change, Covid-19, food insecurity - require effective collaboration between government and entrepreneurial ventures to combine scale, technology, and innovation. In each class, students will engage in candid, interactive discussions with entrepreneurial, government, tech, and investment leaders to examine drivers/obstacles behind government mission-oriented innovation and the need, role, and manner for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support it...
Stanford law students, working under the supervision of the Stanford attorney teaching team, provide pro bono legal assistance and support to non-profit and for-profit startups focused on climate, sustainability, and impact.
The Emergence Accelerator Program supports a cohort of highly driven social and environmental student entrepreneurs and ventures each year from across campus. Through key impact entrepreneurship workshops, coaching from successful founders, one-on-one mentorship from industry professionals, and facilitated networking and connections to prospective funders, students are supported to ideate, develop, and launch purpose driven ventures that address our most pressing health challenges.
This course aims to empower students with knowledge, orientations, and skills to evaluate pressing sustainability challenges and design entrepreneurial solutions that advance sustainability and deliver lasting positive change. Through case studies, frameworks, and hands-on projects, students learn about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of start-ups and venture capital, nonprofits and philanthropy, and other business models that can achieve co-benefits and sustainable outcomes....
The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) is intended to provide next stage funding (up to $500k) to PIs to move existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward actual solutions implemented by public stakeholders and private market actors. To be considered, projects should demonstrate both significant progress in identifying solutions and strong potential by private market or public end users...
The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual merit, potential to solve critical problems, the integration of the disciplinary strengths...
The Sustainability Leadership Practicum provides an opportunity for students in the SUST master's program to practice, integrate and internalize core lessons from the program curriculum. Students will independently complete a 120-hour Practicum project of their own design, collaborating on a complex sustainability challenge with an outside partner and working through the types of constraints often faced by decision makers and leaders...
How and why does access to entrepreneurial opportunities vary by geographic borders, racial/gender borders, or other barriers created by where or who you are? What kinds of inequalities are created by limited access to...