In 2007, the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN), a federation of organizations across campus, held its first Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford celebration. It was an enormous success, with standing room only at every event. Stanford University was also the site of the national launch of EntrepreneurshipWeek USA. Click here to see what happened last year.
Entrepreneurship is of enormous interest on campus, because the Stanford community recognizes that the 21st Century will belong to innovators who can turn ideas into action. This applies more than ever to today's students, who need to be self-starters and possess an entrepreneurial mindset, regardless of what they go on to do in life.
For Entrepreneurship Week 2008, SEN has again planned a series of
exciting events to engage students in various dimensions of
entrepreneurship. Events include presentations by prestigious speakers;
roundtable discussions; mixers; VC/student "speed dating" allowing
students to pitch their ideas; and a start-up job fair. Stanford will
also host the Innovation Tournament, an "Apprentice-style" competition that will be open to student teams around the world. The acclaimed documentary film, Imagine It!, will also be making its world premiere (view the trailer); it captures the dreams and excitement of last year's Innovation Tournament and features numerous Stanford students.