StartX’s core program accelerates the development of the highest potential founders from the greater Stanford community, both current and former members, by providing them with collective intelligence, experiential education, mentorship, and over $600,000 in resources. Founders joining this program have traditionally either already raised a round of funding or plan to within the next six months. The accelerator is the primary entry point to the StartX community, which includes serial entrepreneurs, growth-stage companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, and domain experts.
StartX Med is a 6-month medical and life science vertical within the StartX accelerator developed for
healthcare startups spanning the range of medical devices, imaging, diagnostics, biotechnology, life sciences,
and biopharmaceutical technologies (healthcare IT is a 3-month program). 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.
We accept a small number of teams without any Stanford affiliation through our Visiting Founders Program. Please reach out to us with any questions through the Contact Form.
Note that companies whose founders do not have a Stanford-affiliation do not have access to the Stanford-StartX Fund.
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...is extremely committed to driving their vision towards success. They have proven their commitment and passion through the time that they have spent working on their idea, the sacrifices they have made for their company, and the progress they have made so far. They have already taken steps with their product such as gathering user feedback and prototyping.
...has a strong team. They work well together with their team, and everyone has clearly delineated responsibilities. The CEO has strong leadership skills, and the CTO/CPO has high technical proficiency in the area of their product. Their skills complement each other, and they will be able to stick together through the ups and downs of a startup.
...has shown great potential to build a successful company. Together with their team, they have the technical and business skills and experience needed to make their company ambitions come true. They have past experience in their industry or can quickly learn the landscape, and their team is technically proficient in that industry.
...has thoroughly thought through the idea of their company. They understand the market and their competitors. They have shown some validation that there is a problem or need to be addressed by their company. Their idea is viable and their team understands potential roadblocks, as well as possible solutions to them.
...will be an engaged member of the StartX community. They will share their skills and knowledge with the founders around them and help where they can. At the same time, they will fully utilize StartX’s resources in an effort to constantly learn and improve. Our founders get stuff done and help each other.