Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship: Stanford GSB – Students from outside the US can apply!


Turn Vision into Venture

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIE) is a four-week business program for current non-business master’s, PhD, MD, and post-doc students which examines the process of turning an innovative idea into a successful venture. Current graduate students with backgrounds in engineering, medicine, science, and humanities are offered the unique opportunity to build the analytical and practical skills critical to business management and entrepreneurship.

The program is taught by top Stanford Graduate Business School faculty utilizing a combination of lectures, team projects, small group discussions, guest speakers, and workshops to give participants a comprehensive understanding of business fundamentals and the process of launching a new venture. Participants will acquire both the hard skills (e.g., finance, marketing, operations, and accounting) and the soft skills (e.g., public speaking, negotiations, leadership, and networking) needed to gain intimate knowledge of the practices utilized and challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

Throughout the program, venture capitalists, presentation consultants, and local entrepreneurs mentor participants on ways to formulate and effectively present a winning business plan.  The program concludes with an exciting opportunity for participants to present team-developed business plans to a panel of experienced venture capitalists from prominent Silicon Valley firms.

“SIE is an excellent program and a tremendous opportunity for non-business graduate students to learn more about entrepreneurship from motivated faculty, dynamic speakers, hands-on program development, and interaction with other creative and motivated students.”
Caleb Bell, PhD Biophysical Chemistry
Stanford University

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Sponsored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education



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