Accelerator

StartX Med


StartX’s core program accelerates the development of the highest potential founders coming out of Stanford by providing them with collective intelligence, experiential education, over $100,000 in resources, and mentorship. Founders joining this program have traditionally either already raised a round of financing or plan to within the next six months. The accelerator is the primary entry point to the StartX community, which includes serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, and domain experts.

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StartX Med is a 6 month-long medicine and life science-specific vertical within the StartX accelerator developed for healthcare start-ups spanning the range of medical device, imaging, diagnostics, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical technologies (healthcare IT is 3 months). StartX Med has created an ecosystem of Stanford’s top medical entrepreneurs and built an organized system of mentors, educational content, and infrastructural resources such as SBIR grant support, FDA and HIPAA consulting, and IP licensing support to facilitate the advancement of breakthrough medical innovations.

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Application Deadline 11:59 PM October 5th, 2014

  • Application_step_1 1Submit Team & Company Applications
  • Application_step_2 2Interview With Our Judges
  • Application_step_3 3Become A StartX Founder



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Why the Best Founders Choose StartX

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We Provide:
  • Community of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries including consumer and enterprise IT, medical, and hardware, raising over $349M with a 2.2M average per company funding rate from leading investors such as Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Venrock
  • $100,000 in resources from our Partners, as well as free office space and legal services
  • Mentorship from over 200 serial entrepreneurs, experts, angels and VCs, including individuals from Palantir, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter, and many more in Silicon Valley
  • Education through customized programming and on-demand experts delivered when founders need it
For 0% Equity!


Our Innovation Space
  • Designed under the creative direction of Stanford d. school architect, Frank Graziano
  • Fully furnished by Steelcase, the leader in planning and creating innovative work environments
  • Over 12,500 sqft of collaboration and work space
  • Includes meeting rooms, event space, and quiet spaces specifically for programming, writing, and designing
  • Wet lab and electronics prototyping lab now onsite (paid access)
  • Located at Hanover and Page Mill

Fall 2014 Accelerator Session Dates
  • Applications Open: 9/7
  • Info Session: 9/29, 7pm @ StartX
  • Applications Due: 10/5, 11:59pm
  • Applicant Mixer: 10/6, 7-9pm
  • 1st Round Interview Invitations: 10/12
  • 1st Round Interviews: 10/15-10/17
  • 2nd Round Interview Invitations: 10/18
  • 2nd Round Interviews: 10/20-10/21
  • Final Decisions: ~10/31
  • Session Start: 11/10
  • Session End: 2/6