Students can now gain access to food delivery within 45 minutes from over 60 restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View thanks to DoorDash, a Stanford alumni-founded startup hoping to leverage the needs of local small business owners and hungry clientele.
Strikingly, a mobile-friendly website creation service, has taken a circuitous but ultimately promising route to defining itself within the market, aiming – in the words of one previous slogan – to “conquer the world with one page.”
Six Stanford undergraduate and graduate students will allocate $500,000 over two years to student startups as investors for the Bay Area Dorm Room Fund, a 10-member investment team run by students and funded by Philadelphia-based venture capital firm First Round Capital.
The Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES) held its 15th VC3 event on May 25, reviving the program after a one-year hiatus to connect 16 student startups with venture capitalists (VCs) in “speed dating” sessions.
StartX, a Stanford-based startup accelerator and entrepreneur network, received an $800,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation this August to expand.