European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar


Stanford Programs on Entrepreneurship and Europe
(partial listing)

School of Engineering

Stanford Technology Ventures Program Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) is the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. Hosted by the department of Management Science and Engineering, STVP is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms that, in turn, provides new insights for students, scholars, and business leaders.

STVP-Affiliated Courses on Entrepreneurship. The STVP and affiliated organizations at Stanford offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education (REE). The Stanford Technology Ventures Program hosts four annual conferences for entrepreneurship educators in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. These Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) conferences are designed to stimulate communication and collaboration between business, science, and engineering faculty who teach high-technology entrepreneurship in universities around the world.

Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries is a course offered by the US-Asia Technology Management Center in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Graduate School of Business

Stanford-in-Europe Executive Education Program. The Graduate School of Business conducts executive education programs in various European cities during the year.

School of Humanities and Sciences

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. The aim of the Center is to develop interdisciplinary conversations and build long-term networks of cooperation between Stanford and France. It is part of the Division of International Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Campus-wide and Interdisciplinary Programs

Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN). Serving as a single point of contact for entrepreneurship at Stanford, SEN is a federation of fourteen entrepreneurship-related organizations across campus that conduct research, teach and/or provide outreach services. Most of the member organizations serve not just Stanford students, the Stanford community and Silicon Valley, but also other students and members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide. SEN also serves as a forum for communication and collaboration among its member organizations, which includes organizing Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford each year.

Entrepreneurship Groups at Stanford. The Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN) maintains a comprehensive list of Stanford University groups focused on entrepreneurship.

Forum on Contemporary Europe. The Forum on Contemporary Europe, an initiative of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), has created a program for new thinking about Europe in the new millennium. The increasingly complex challenges facing Europe and its global relations—including labor migrations, strains on welfare economies, local identities, globalized cultures, expansion and integration, and threats of terrorism—coupled with Europe's recent struggle to ratify a single constitution, underline the challenges that Europe and the United States share, and the need to bring Stanford's finest multidisciplinary research into practical policy dialogue with an engaged public.

Founded in 1997, the Forum gathers Stanford's best Europeanists across all disciplines, encourages them to speak on our most pressing issues, and brings them into policy dialogue with public leaders. More than 30 Stanford faculty members are currently affiliated with the Forum, which continues to expand its affiliations across all seven of Stanford's schools. In addition, the Forum regularly hosts visiting scholars from Europe. The Forum also maintains close relations with the diplomatic missions and cultural centers of European countries in the United States.

Bing Overseas Studies — Berlin Program and the Stanford in Berlin Program. Stanford in Berlin was established in 1975 in the western sector of the divided city, as one of ten overseas campusses.

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