Launchpad Accelerator - Application Open Feb 1 - Mar 14
Feb
1
Mar 7

Launchpad Accelerator - Application Open Feb 1 - Mar 14

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Are you a Stanford grad student with an overwhelming urge to start a business or launch a product or service? Apply to Launchpad, one of Stanford University’s most successful accelerators!  

We are looking for Stanford grad students from all schools who are passionate and dedicated.

  • The application will be open February 1 – March 14, closing at 3pm PST the 14th.

  • Those accepted or rejected will be notified within a week after the application closes March 14th. The teaching team will accept around 10 teams.

  • In addition to filling out the application, students are required to attend at least two office hours (aka Launchpad Venture Hub) before the application closes and create a 1 minute video showing the need you hope to address and the product/service you have prototyped to address it.

  • Class meets Spring quarter, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30–12:20pm, Studio 1.

  • 4 units, letter grade or credit/no credit.

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

  • stanford university d.school ()


DESCRIPTION

Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try at the d.school.

Join us for a quick, student-led public workshop to learn some of the key design thinking methods.

DETAILS

$15/ticket

Who: This workshop is open to the public, although will be most beneficial to those who speak English fluently and are 10 years+. Because of its introductory nature, this workshop is best for those new to design thinking.

What: A hands-on, experiential, experimental design thinking experience. This IS going to be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. This IS NOT a full cycle, faculty-led workshop.

Where: Stanford d.school, Peterson Laboratory Building, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford University

When: Friday, March 29 from 2:00-5:00pm (Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the d.school; this hands-on learning experience will start on time! Closest paid parking is Roble Field Garage located at 320 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305)

Please DO NOT bring heavy bags or burdensome laptops. Extra "stuff" will only get in your way.

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Apr
4
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • stanford d.school ()


Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Stanford students please feel free to drop-in even if Eventbrite tickets are sold out.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information.

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
May
2
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • stanford d.school ()


Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Stanford students please feel free to drop-in even if Eventbrite tickets are sold out.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information.


Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Feb
7
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • Stanford d.school ()


Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Stanford students please feel free to drop-in even if Eventbrite tickets are sold out.

Please note that March 7th and 28th are cancelled. Unfortunately we are technically unable to remove the listing on eventbrite. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Jan
10
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • Stanford d.school ()


Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Please note that January 24th has been cancelled. Unfortunately we are technically unable to remove the listing on eventbrite. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • Stanford d.school ()

Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student and you don't need an appointment! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

September 24, 2018 — December 11, 2018
Tuesdays, 1:00pm — 2:00pm

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • stanford d.school ()

Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student and you don't need an appointment! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

September 24, 2018 — December 11, 2018
Tuesdays, 1:00pm — 2:00pm

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Nov
30
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by November 16!
Nov
16
12:01 AM00:01

Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by November 16!

Overview

d.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a diverse set of Stanford PhD students across all disciplines. In addition to their primary research activities, these individuals are learning and applying design thinking to push the boundaries of their work and create entirely new applications and approaches to their research.

This program is deeply participatory, rigorous, and meant for doctoral students that are eager to use creative practices and collaboration to create impact. Some previous projects include: (1) The Parkinson's Story Exchange - A collection of stories to help researchers understand the patients they are working to help, and patients an understanding of how they fit into the research picture. (2) What Does the Border Sound Like? - A music album with new songs by contemporary musicians in the Rio Grande Valley, and (3) The Collaborative Research Platform - An online platform to enable a visual and interactive form of collaborative research.

Learn more about the previous CIRS projects here.

Program Timing

This is a six month program for the 2019 academic year. Participants will take one class in the d.school in winter quarter (Design Thinking Studio) with a seminar class (Applying Design in Research) and spring quarter focused on their capstone projects.

Want to apply?

Selection and Eligibility

Stanford PhD from any field are eligible and encouraged. You must have begun the research phase of your study and be able to discuss your research throughout the program. A group of 12-15 PhD students will be admitted with an effort to make the group as diverse as possible from as many angles as possible.

Questions? Contact Megan Stariha: megan@dschool.stanford.edu

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Nov
9
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Pitch Night
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Pitch Night

d.school's Annual Pitch Night

Join Us on Nov 1st!

6-8pm

d.school Atrium

Do you want to be the first to know about d.school classes being offered next quarter?
Do you need advice on what class to take?
Do just want to know what the #@$%! the d.school is all about?
Do you like your ice cream sandwiched betwixt two cookies?

HOW IT WORKS: Pitch Night is a d.school tradition where we fill the building with students and give our teaching teams 60 seconds to pitch their classes to YOU. Once the pitches are over, teaching teams will hop over to their class stations and answer questions from interested students. It's a big fun mess.

If you're not sure where to start, don't worry! We'll be here to help you navigate through the opportunities and find the right place for you to grow your design abilities.

This night is for you, from us, and we hope to see you there!

Love,
the d.school

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop for Working Professionals
Oct
16
2:15 PM14:15

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop for Working Professionals

  • Stanford d.school ()

Are you a working professional? Curious about design thinking and how it might apply to your work? Take a little time to be a student again. Join us at Stanford for a quick, student-led workshop to learn some of the key design thinking methods.

DETAILS 

$20/ticket

Who: This workshop is designed for working professionals, who are new to design thinking and speak english fluently. If you don’t meet these requirements, please attend another workshop— each learning experience is tailored for a specific audience so if you don’t fit the bill, the overall experience will be less productive for all those involved.   

What: A hands-on, experiential, educational design thinking experience. This IS going to be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. This IS NOT a full cycle, faculty led workshop.

Where: Stanford d.school, Peterson Laboratory Building, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford University

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2:15-5:15pm (Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the d.school; this hands-on learning experience will start on time! Closest paid parking is Roble Field Garage located at 320 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305)

Please DO NOT bring heavy bags or burdensome laptops. Extra "stuff" will only get in your way.

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

  • Stanford University d.school ()

Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try at the d.school.

Join us for a quick, student-led public workshop to learn some of the key design thinking methods.

DETAILS

$15/ticket

Who: This workshop is open to the public, although will be most beneficial to those who speak English fluently and are 10 years+. Because of its introductory nature, this workshop is best for those new to design thinking.

What: A hands-on, experiential, experimental design thinking experience. This IS going to be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. This IS NOT a full cycle, faculty-led workshop.

Where: Stanford d.school, Peterson Laboratory Building, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford University

When: Friday, September 14 from 2:00-5:00pm (Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the d.school; this hands-on learning experience will start on time! Closest paid parking is Roble Field Garage located at 320 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305)

Please DO NOT bring heavy bags or burdensome laptops. Extra "stuff" will only get in your way.

Designing for Social Systems Workshop - Early Consideration Apps Due
Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

Designing for Social Systems Workshop - Early Consideration Apps Due

Join us for an intensive workshop to help you design more human-centered, strategic and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. You will learn how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social sector challenges. 

Apply by September 7 for early consideration. Read below or visit our website for more information and a link to the application. 


WORKSHOP DATES
December 9-14, 2018

WHERE
Stanford d.school
416 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

WHO SHOULD APPLY
Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.

TUITION
We are offering tuition at three tiers to make the workshop more equitable and accessible to organizations with limited resources:

$7000 (full tuition)

$3500 (tuition after scholarship)

$1000 (tuition after scholarship)

Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Airfare and lodging are not included in the program fee. 

Apps Open! Designing for Social Systems Workshop - Dec 2018
Aug
6
Oct 7

Apps Open! Designing for Social Systems Workshop - Dec 2018

Join us for an intensive workshop to help you design more human-centered, strategic and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. You will learn how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social sector challenges. 

Applications are now open! Apply by 9 Sept for early consideration, or 7 Oct for the final deadline. Read below or visit our website for more information and a link to the application. 


WORKSHOP DATES
9 Dec - 14 Dec 2018

WHERE
Stanford d.school

WHO SHOULD APPLY
Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.

TUITION
We are offering tuition at three tiers to make the workshop more equitable and accessible to organizations with limited resources:

Tier 1 (full tuition) $7000

Tier 2 (reduced) $3500

Tier 3 (reduced) $1000

Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Airfare and lodging are not included in the program fee. 

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

  • Stanford d.school ()

 

Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try at the d.school.

Join us for a quick, student-led public workshop to learn some of the key design thinking methods.

DETAILS 

$15/ticket

Who: This workshop is open to the public, although will be most beneficial to those who speak English fluently and are 10 years+. Because of its introductory nature, this workshop is best for those new to design thinking.  

What: A hands-on, experiential, experimental design thinking experience. This IS going to be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. This IS NOT a full cycle, faculty-led workshop.

Where: Stanford d.school, Peterson Laboratory Building, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford University

When: Friday, July 13 from 2:00-4:30pm (Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the d.school; this hands-on learning experience will start on time! Closest paid parking is Roble Field Garage located at 320 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305)

Please DO NOT bring heavy bags or burdensome laptops. Extra "stuff" will only get in your way.

Designing for Social Systems Workshop - June 2018
Jun
18
Jun 23

Designing for Social Systems Workshop - June 2018

Join us for an intensive workshop to help you design more human-centered, strategic, and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. You will learn how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social systems projects. 

Workshop Dates

June 18 – 23, 2018

Where

Stanford d.school

Who Should Apply

Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.

Tuition

$7,000. Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Lodging is not included in the program fee. Limited scholarships are available. 15% discount for multiple attendees from the same organization.

Rolling Admissions

March 4 - May 7, 2018

Navigate ambiguity with us at SF Design Week
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Navigate ambiguity with us at SF Design Week

Immerse yourself in our paper forest made from 30,000 feet of hanging paper*. Join the Stanford d.school at SF Design Week and explore student perspectives on ambiguity and how you can navigate ambiguity with design.

*fully recyclable

DETAILS

Location: Pier 27 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Day & Date: Thursday and Friday | June 7th and 8th, 2018

Time: 9am - 5pm

(free admission)

Or if you're attending the SF Design Week Opening Night Party on June 7th 6:30pm-9:30pm we'll be there too. 

If you're curious about other exhibitors at the event, learn more here