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.
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 healthcare IT, medical device, imaging, diagnostics, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical technologies. 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.
The Visiting Founder Program provides founders from top universities nationwide the ability to join StartX’s accelerator program. Run only during the summer session, founders in this program can apply for additional need-based financial aid to offset the cost of moving to Silicon Valley for the summer.
At StartX, we’re all about pushing the boundaries of education for entrepreneurs. We’ve always been laser focused on providing customized experiential education and collective intelligence to exceptional Stanford founders through our accelerator program; However, we now have the opportunity to expand our reach and share our learnings with an even broader audience.With the launch of our new space adjacent to Stanford campus, we will be adding a more open knowledge sharing model to our already successful accelerator program. Our first step will be our experimental initiative, OpenX. Through OpenX, we will be synthesizing the learnings from our accelerator program and providing open education and resources to all Stanford Students, Faculty and Alumni. Our new home coupled with OpenX will provide an extraordinary foundation for our community to collaborate, create, learn, and iterate. We can’t wait to share the experience!