Because the World Can't Wait, and You Can't Either.
SENSA Labs aims to develop the social entrepreneurial ecosystem on Stanford's campus and throughout Silicon Valley. We are Stanford's premier social entrepreneurship incubator that runs every Spring Quarter. We provide students with resources to go from ideation to market implementation. Whether you are a student who is passionate about a particular idea or someone who just wants to learn more about impactful entrepreneurship, SENSA Labs can help.
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Are you a student at Stanford and interested in social entrepreneurship? Is there a cause that gets you so fired up that you wonder what you can do about it? Better still, would you like to form a team and actually address it? Then Social E Collaboratory is for you. We’ve partnered with the MS&E and Urban Studies departments to create a class that gives real-world experience in creating a social venture. The world is sure to never be the same.
SENSA Labs is a 10 week on-campus incubator in the spring open to all Stanford students that are interested in creating impactful ventures. We aim to nurture pre-seed ventures so that they can advance to the next stage in their lifecycle and hone their competitive advantage. It consists of weekly workshops and networking events with venture capitalists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and GSB professors. The class culminates in a demo day with our VC partners in attendance.
Roger Royse, Founder, Royse LLC
As the go-to lawyer for a number of Silicon Valley enterprises, Roger has seen many entrepreneurs and venture capital firms make the same mistakes. Roger's discussion featured everything from the strategy behind how and when to register your entitity to how best to comply with tax and federal regulation. Moreover, he shared candid advice and stories about best and worst case scenarios involving changes in equity ownership and contractual disagreements
Adam Braun, CEO & Co-Founder, Pencils for Promise
Adam gave a masterclass in crafting coherent storylines for your enterprise. As the founder of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that has built 400+ schools across the world, Adam pivoted to found Mission U, a new form of higher education institution. Adam candidly shared the challenges involved in raising funding for social enterprises and gave practical advice to individual teams on how to improve.
The 2017 Cohort. (Absent: Mirena Taskova)
Left to Right: Nathan Kong (DIVR Edu) ,Kartik Sawhney (Nextbillion.org), Basar Basaran (Kunduz), Roger Royse (Royse LLC), Emeka Nwosu (Unnamed Venture), Michael Jagadpramana (Unnamed Venture), Joel Froese (Duplex)