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StartX Campus Demo Day 2014

September 27, 2014 @ CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University
Featured Keynote Speakers: Jerry Yang and Luke Nosek

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A Community for Founders

StartX alumni represent some of Stanford's best entrepreneurs, in fields from clean tech and bio tech to consumer internet and enterprise software.

Our founders range from undergrads and masters students to post docs, professors, and Stanford alumni. We are proud to be building a community of all the top founders from Stanford.

Our founders’ companies have been acquired by the likes of Apple, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. They have raised funding from top firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, and Google Ventures. They’ve been featured in all the major news publications, as well as TEDtalks and Harvard Business Review articles.


World-Class Mentorship

StartX benefits from the best mentors in Silicon Valley ranging from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to industry experts and professors. We benefit from having access to faculty and lecturers from the Stanford community including the Engineering, Business, Medical, and Design Schools. We have a large roster of experts in a wide range of industries and functions who help the founders with everything from pricing models and marketing to FDA consulting and sales.

The mentors will provide your teams with guidance and advice based on your specific needs through calls, lectures, and informal meetings. By forming personal relationships with the best and the brightest entrepreneurial minds, you will not only gain access to their unique networks, but also be provided the guidance you need to start your company off on the right track.

  • "StartX has become a center for the top talent out of Stanford to learn from inspiring Silicon Valley mentors and launch their careers as entrepreneurs. I'm excited to be part of the community."

  • "I've mentored several terrific StartX companies over the past year. StartX has some amazing and truly dedicated staff members. Many, many times the StartX team is working side by side with their startups at 9pm or later. It's a great program which I definitely recommend."

  • "StartX is from Stanford student entrepreneurs and for Stanford student entrepreneurs. I’ve been impressed with the quality of students going through the program, the progress they make and the support they receive from staff and other volunteers. With its educational mission, the StartX experience is nothing a Stanford class or a commercial incubator could match."

  • Joe.lonsdale
    Joe Lonsdale Founder Palantir
  • Mike.cassidy
    Mike Cassidy Serial Entrepreneur Xfire, Direct Hit, etc.,
  • Konstantin.guericke
    Konstantin Guericke Co-Founder LinkedIn

StartX in the Press

"Ten New StartX Companies Make Their Public Debut"
Dish Daily

"StartX Launches The Best of Stanford Startups"

"This Is Why You'll Be Jealous You Didn't Go To Stanford: Inside StartX"
Business Insider

"StartX, The Accelerator For Stanford Students, Wins $800K Grant From The Kauffman Foundation"

"Stanford StartX Graduate Tackle Cell Therapy, Mental Health, Batteries"

"I thought the story about how his company came about was really quintessential Silicon Valley, and what we can expect to see a lot of from StartX Med."
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

"Stanford students, alumni help each other with their startup dreams"
Stanford News Service

"At StartX, Stanford students... get to swap tips with other founders and take advantage of mentoring opportunities from venture investors and other experts."
The Wall Street Journal

"Stanford's nonprofit accelerator StartX nabs $800K funding grant"

"How To Start Up with StartX"
Fast Company

"StartX Helped Launch More Than 90 Companies"
Bloomberg Businessweek



StartX is proud to partner with a number of organizations that share our mission to accelerate the development of entrepreneurs through experiential education.

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