At the heart of Stanford entrepreneurship is BASES. We are constantly working to provide unique opportunities to meet the best minds of the Valley and develop the professional skills necessary to become an entrepreneur. We are kicking off the year with some exciting events, and we would like to take a moment to share the highlights of this quarter with you.
BASES Career Fair
Polish up your resume for the largest startup recruiting event at Stanford this Thursday, January 15 from 11 AM to 4pm on the lawn between Gates and Mudd Chemistry buildings. With more than 1200 attendees and 62 companies in 2014, the annual BASES Startup Career Fair is your chance to find a summer internship or network with the most innovative minds of the Valley. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with some of the fastest growing companies, including familiar faces such as Snapchat and Pebble. Submit your resume here. Need some tips? Check out this article on advice for attending a career fair.
After meeting passionate entrepreneurs this week, look forward to BASES Startup Lunches later in the quarter to continue developing these professional relationships.
BASES Challenge Kickoff
BASES Challenge is back with even more exciting opportunities to offer. If you are unfamiliar with BASES Challenge, it is our premier entrepreneurial competition that brings Stanford startups into the spotlight before industry leaders and investors. This year, Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete for their share of the 100K in prize money and mentorship opportunities while gaining valuable networking opportunities, professional feedback, and immersion in a community of startups.
Not sold yet? To get more details, head over to our Kickoff on Monday, January 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Paul Brest Hall (RSVP here). The Kickoff will be headlined by our keynote speaker, Michael Baum, Founder & CEO of Founder.org. At the event, you can also interact with past finalists, meet our VC sponsors, and potentially find your own team with which to compete. Food is provided!
This year, we are introducing Stanford’s first national hackathon. TreeHacks is gathering 500 of the most talented programmers, designers, tinkerers, and creators and bringing them together for 36 hours of pure creativity and collaboration. This capstone event will take place from Feb 20th-22nd, and is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for everyone that partakes.
Applications and registration will remain open for Stanford students until January 25th, so grab your sleeping bag and your hacking arsenal and register today.
The new quarter brings new stories to the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) speaker series co-hosted by BASES and Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). This quarter’s diverse lineup of speakers includes Shah Selbe, National Geographic Explorer, and John Collison, co-founder of Stripe. Stay updated on the blog for spotlights about the upcoming speakers! Check out the full lineup for the quarter here.
Enroll in ETL this quarter and engage with passionate leaders in business, finance, technology, and philanthropy on Wednesdays, 4:15pm – 5:30pm in NVIDIA Auditorium.
These are just some of the events that BASES will be running this winter, so stay on the lookout and be sure to keep up with BASES events as the quarter rolls along.
By Kameron Riley Butler and Vincent Chen