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 ( cohorts, offers a deep dive into issues that are specific to climate and sustainability-focused entrepreneurship. The course will be led by STVP faculty and practitioners, and will invite prominent venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and innovators for weekly discussion and thought leadership sessions. Members of the current fellows cohorts should express initial interest in joining this fellows seminar here – Instructor permission required to enroll.

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