Program

We're here to champion you  to remind you that yes, you can. And we're building a community to help you to get there.

gal·va·niz·er

/ˈgalvəˌnīzer/

a leader who stimulates and excites people to action

#1 Reason at Stanford

      I don’t feel equipped to tackle the problem, and I don’t know how to proceed

2 Most Requested Resources

A structured curriculum to help build a company

Mentorship from people with similar backgrounds

We surveyed women across Stanford's campus to understand what holds them back from starting companies

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Lower Barrier to Entry

You don't need a team or a pitch deck to apply, just the passion to learn and hustle hard

02

Tailored Curriculum

We'll personalize resources based on your team's needs and goals

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Inspiring Community

Learn from incredible peers and come away with a new board of directors to add to your life

We Built Galvanizer For You

Ann Bordetsky

COO of Rival, Investor at Jane VC, Prev. Director of BD at Uber

GSB Alum 

Nicole Quinn

Partner at Lightspeed Ventures

GSB Alum

Angela Lee

Founding Partner of 37 Angels, Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Dean of Columbia Business School

A Few of Our Speakers

Our Program

STRUCTURED CURRICULUM

From idea validation to prototyping to fundraising, we'll teach you everything you need to know to start a company

OFFICE

HOURS

Sign up for office hours on the topics you and your company need help with most

DEDICATED

MENTORS

Get paired with an entrepreneur and a VC to give you their perspectives from both sides of the table

LIFE

WORKSHOPS

Attend sessions like how to grow your wealth, how to address bias and more

PASSIONATE

COMMUNITY

Have peer founder forums to share your challenges and learn from smart, tenacious people like you

KICKOFF

RETREAT

Spend 24 hours with your peer founders: bonding, 

brainstorming, and working on your business

Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.

    Parker J. Palmer

APR 4

Timeline

Weekly Meetings

Wednesdays 6 - 9pm

8 WEEKS

JUN 4

Kickoff Retreat

Pitch Day

What the Research Says

Previous Expert Office Hours

ART OF FUNDRAISING

  • When is the right time to raise VC money?

  • What metrics do you have to have before raising each round?

LEGAL 101

  • What are the steps to incorporate your company?

  • How should you structure equity between co-founders? 

By Danielle Naftulin

Partner at Cooley LLP

GROWTH MARKETING

  • How do you bring your first customers on board?

  • How do you choose the best go-to-market strategy? 

FINDING MOTIVATION

  • How do you self-motivate and stay on track with building a business? 

  • How do you balance between being a founder and your personal life? 

Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.

    Parker J. Palmer

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