Participants will receive a three-month sponsored membership at Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto. That is access to a dedicated workspace specifically designed to support you and the growth of your ideas.
Participants will receive a three-month sponsored membership at Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto. That is access to a dedicated workspace specifically designed to support you and the growth of your ideas.
Participants will be interviewed for Alley.com. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to be featured in select content published on partner publications such as Entrepreneur.com and Forbes.com. It is our mission to share your story with our community.
Our events are designed to help you explore best practices, expand your network, and expose yourself to new opportunities for your business. We have curated programming specifically to help you build your idea and introduce you to industry experts.
Participants will have direct access to industry experts sourced from our community. Mentors will actively work to provide guidance and support throughout the program.
The fellowship program is based out of the Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto space located at 499 Hamilton Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301.
The fellowship program begins March 1st, 2019 and wraps on May 31st, 2019.
Please submit your application by February 15th - we can’t wait to hear from you!
This program is fully sponsored by Alley powered by Verizon, so there is no cost to you!
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Students helping students succeed on their entrepreneurial journeys. Cardinal Ventures is a startup accelerator on the Stanford campus run by students, for students.
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