Stanford’s faculty and Silicon Valley are inseparably intertwined. Some have criticized this sort of revolving door between Stanford faculty and technology industry leaders as being detrimental to the purity of academia at Stanford.
The Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) awarded $150,000 to 14 startups on Friday in the finale of a multi-round entrepreneurial competition that began in January.
More than 100 Stanford students have applied for the Thiel Fellowship, a program founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Peter Thiel ’89 J.D. ’92 that offers students $100,000 to drop out of college for two years and pursue a project of interest. Three Stanford students have been accepted to the Fellowship in its two classes thus far.
Mark Zuckerberg and a number of prominent Silicon Valley figures discussed their experiences with founding and growing startup companies at Startup School 2012.
A study conducted by the University of Virginia showed that the average American spends about five hours a day with his mind idle. This includes time spent commuting, exercising and getting ready in the morning — valuable time that could be spent learning. And what better way for students aspiring to create start-ups than to learn through a podcast by some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs? Named by Forbes as one of the best podcasts, the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series is a podcast that promotes innovative thinking.
The Stanford Technology Ventures Program has a new face to help students. Angela Hayward, coming to Stanford from Khosla Ventures, will serve as the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network’s first entrepreneurship concierge, a resource for developing programming and relationships with Silicon Valley.