Silicon Valley Innovation Academy (SVIA)

SVIA Application Now Open

Stanford Summer Session is inviting passionate students to experience Silicon Valley in a way that only Stanford University can offer. The Silicon Valley Innovation Academy (SVIA) is an exclusive opportunity for up to 80 visiting students to see, touch, taste, hear and feel the culture of Silicon Valley – a hands-on experience of the start-up process that takes you through the “napkin-to-design” innovation life cycle of ideas.

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Other Tech Opportunities

Silicon Valley Tour

Join other Summer Session students on a full-day tour to iconic companies, landmarks, and museums in Silicon Valley. The tour schedule includes stops at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Visit the tour’s event page for more details.

Intensive Studies: Technology & Innovation

Summer Session’s newest Intensive Studies program, Technology and Innovation, provides an opportunity for students to build on their interest in this area by taking courses in technology entrepreneurship, management science, and information technology. View this intensive’s list of courses on our website.

Intensive Speaker Panels

As a part of the Intensive Speaker Series, there will be discussion panels featuring a selection of entrepreneurial leaders. Speakers will address critical aspects of lean business modeling, execution, and assets available through the valley to support innovation.