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At the Center

Just down the road from campus is the global epicenter of high technology. From HP and Google to Netflix and Pandora, many of Silicon Valley’s most innovative enterprises were sparked by Stanford faculty, alumni and students, present and past.

In Good Company

It’s not all about technology. Stanford people have founded or led more than 3,000 companies—in fields that range from publishing to finance to health food to wine making—as well as 30,000+ nonprofits, including Special Olympics, Kiva and Questbridge. Our alumni have paved the way. Our students are busy at work on the Next Big Thing.

Inspiration Everywhere

Our entrepreneurial spirit is homegrown, organic and pervasive. In this community of diverse perspectives, ideas are the common currency. Fueled by inspiring company—from Nobel Laureates to Pulitzer Prize-winners to the next generation of idea makers and leaders—Stanford’s students, faculty and alumni generate transformative ideas and set them in motion.

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