MentorLabs is a new 12-week mentorship program for early-stage Stanford founders. The mentorship slate consists of a blend of Silicon Valley veterans and recent StartX accelerator participants who meet with MentorLabs founders once per month to guide them through navigating the first set of hurdles founders face when starting a company.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Session: June 17th - September 14th.
Join us on our Info Session on Google Hangout - April 9 @ 5PM PST (8PM EST)
In order to be eligible to apply to the StartX accelerator program, at least one founder of your company has to have a Stanford affiliation. The Stanford affiliated founder has to have been enrolled or have held a faculty or postdoctoral position within the previous four years of the application period. Additionally, the Stanford founder(s) must hold a significant equity stake in the company.
We make exceptions in exceptional cases.
We accept applications teams of typically between one and four founders, and we encourage companies with alumni co-founders to apply. We take founders from all industries and departments. This includes biotech, cleantech, hardware, medical devices, nonprofits, music, finance, IT, etc. StartX is stage agnostic; companies have have entered the program at a variety of stages from preparing to raise a Series A to having recently developed an initial prototype.
If you do not fit the requirements listed above for the accelerator, there are other ways to join the community. If you have any questions about whether or not your company is a fit for StartX please contact us at email@example.com.