Stanford Will Launch a Summer Program for High-Growth Start-Ups

IBL News | New York

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will launch a four-week residential, immersive program that will bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, VC investors, and preeminent faculty this summer.

The program, called Stanford dy/dx, will equip 25 high-growth start-up teams with the knowledge and capabilities to rapidly grow and scale as they continue their entrepreneurship journey.

“This program gives participants access to the world-class education that Stanford GSB offers,” said Jonathan Levin, the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Garth Saloner, dy/dx faculty co-director and the Botha-Chan Professor of Economics, mentioned that the VCs “that shaped the programs, ideas, and content, and identified participating companies” will be Accel, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.

Anne Beyer, dy/dx faculty co-director and the Staehelin Family Professor of Accounting, added: “We hope that the relationships participants build through this program will allow them to support each other during their time here and beyond.”

In a shared statement from Accel, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital, the dy/dx venture allies expressed: “dy/dx will push entrepreneurs to develop the business acumen needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and competitive landscape.”

The participating companies will come from domestic and international destinations, including Europe, Australia, and South America.

In addition to enjoying the program curriculum, dy/dx start-up teams will receive investment in their ventures.