StartX is the startup accelerator, fellowship, and community for Stanford students, professors, and alumni.
$40B+
Total Valuation
$24M+
Raised on Average
165
Companies valued at over $100M
13
Companies valued at over $1B
75
Tenured Stanford Professors
1600+
Founders
"StartX is an authentic community for founders, where we can help each other and get real support."
Charlie Gao, Co-Founder at Crafting, formerly Lime
"If something like StartX had existed, I would have been a founder much earlier in my career."
Konstantin Guericke, Co-Founder at LinkedIn
"When we started Yahoo!, I wish StartX was around back then."
Jerry Yang, Co-founder at Yahoo!
"Through StartX, I’ve recruited highly qualified talent, and found the management team to be very engaged, deeply devoted and genuinely interested in successful outcomes for its founders"
Osama Beidier, Co-Founder at Poynt
"In essence, the StartX Accelerator program not only fueled our growth but also instilled within us a profound sense of purpose and determination. (...) With the right support, innovation knows no bounds."
Robert Kupstas, Co-Founder at Pure Harvest Smart Farms
"StartX has been a great partner for us over that time and some 30% of our grantees have had one or another (highly valued and immensely beneficial) affiliation with you"
Brian Bartholomeusz, Executive Director of Innovation Transfer at the TomKat Center of Sustainability, Stanford University
Accelerator
Mentorship, resources, community, and networking opportunities to grow faster. Connect entrepreneurs with industry leaders, investors, and Stanford's cutting-edge research and educational resources.
Fellowship
We have a fellowship program that comprises of a student-in-residence program, a professor-in-residence, and and entrepreneur-in-residence for repeat founders. Our aim with the fellowship program is to provide financial support and resources to founders earlier in their entrepreneurial journey.
Community
We frequently organize networking events, recruiting events, workshops, and introductions among emerging entrepreneurs, Stanford alumni, established industry leaders, student groups, and investors.
What We Do ->
Benefits
Activate the Stanford Community to accelerate your business.
Access to mentorship, networking, and personalized learning to grow faster.
Zero equity.
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FAQs

Does StartX take equity?
Who can apply? Who is a Stanford-affiliated founder?
What are the deadlines to apply and dates for the next batch?
Can I apply if I’m in school and just have an idea?
I'm an experienced founder. What will StartX offer me?
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