StartX Med

Visiting Founders Program

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 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.

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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.

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Application Deadline 11:59 PM April 6th, 2014

  • Application_step_1 1Submit Team & Company Applications
  • Application_step_2 2Interview With Our Judges
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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 IT, medical and hardware, raising over $280M with a 2.08M 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!

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!

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 sq of collaboration and work space
  • Includes meeting rooms, event space, workbenches for hardware companies, and quiet spaces specifically for programming, writing, and designing
  • Located at Hanover and Page Mill
  • Opens April 2014

  • Will run from April to June 2014
  • Will engage current Stanford Students, Stanford Faculty, Stanford Alumni founders, and StartX Alumni founders
  • Will feature workshops, speaker series, and targeted education sessions to push the boundaries of how StartX can support entrepreneurship at any stage

Summer 2014 Accelerator Session
  • Info Session: April 1, 7pm Studio 1
  • Application Due: April 6, midnight
  • Applicant Mixer: April 7, 7-9pm
  • 1st Round Interview Invitations: 4/13
  • 1st Round Interviews: 4/16-4/18
  • 2nd Round Interview Invitations: 4/19
  • 2nd Round Interviews: 4/21-4/22
  • Final Decision: around 4/28
  • Session Start: 6/23
  • Session End: 9/12