StartX provides mentorship and other resources to Stanford-affiliated startups. The Stanford-StartX Fund, created in 2013, uses University money to invest in StartX ventures alongside other groups.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
The Stanford University Board of Trustees announced earlier today that the University will no longer directly invest endowment funds in coal mining companies, making Stanford the first major American university to take such a step.
Biology Prof. Gretchen Daily Ph.D. ’92 has won a 2010 Heinz Award for her efforts to protect natural ecosystems, specifically her work in calculating the financial benefits of preserving the environment.