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Take your knowledge from Stanford and launch a product in 10 weeks with expert advice.

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LEAD Incubator and Startup Accelerator

No equity. Maximum Impact.
LISA puts founders first. 
We aspire to make the startup journey 
as SIMPLE & ENGAGING 
as humanly possible for early stage ventures.

LISA=LEAD Incubator & Startup Accelerator 

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What we have done

7

Cohorts

Since 2020

170+

IDeas to MVP

industries include HR Tech, Food Tech, Media-Tech, Digital Health, Social Impact, Logistics & supply chain,  and Agriculture.

85+ 

85+ MENTORS

Our mentors include Entrepreneurs, Corporate innovators, industry leaders, investors, and design experts

15+ 

Countries

Represented by founders across the world

75+

Expert speakers

On PodiumX Entrepreneurship panel talk series

Our Value proposition

LISA offers a free, rigorous and customized program not requiring equity to accelerate the development of early-stage ventures. Supported by the largest entrepreneur community affiliated with Stanford, LISA's diverse and globally distributed system connects changemakers. 

 

LISA creates a bespoke experience for Founders with a variety of mentors, subject matter experts and advisors for a holistic and impactful entrepreneurial journey. Virtual meetups, workshops, annual on-campus reunions, and a 1:1 ratio of mentors/advisors to Founders are all a part of our Founder-first approach.

 

For VCs, LISA provides a diverse pool of globally sourced, industry-agnostic startups that have undergone a rigorous and founder-centric incubation program. With a commitment to lifelong learning and a powerful alumni community, LISA provides VCs access to innovative early-stage ventures and a network of experienced LEADers and professionals dedicated to bringing to life the Stanford GSB motto: Change lives, change organizations, change the world.  

How it works

Learn from our  Stanford GSB Designed curriculum
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7 weeks of learning 

Receive consultation from world experts 1:1
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Weekly mentor and Design facilitator sessions

Build a prototype of your idea
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Make something tangible and test with users

Pitch to investors
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Make connections that matter.

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Our Mission 

Our mission is to introduce, connect, mentor, and support Stanford entrepreneurs globally. Leveraging the power of geographically distributed teams, we foster a community for founders to thrive.

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Our story by the numbers

2020 year founded

170+ Startups

7 cohorts

12 week program

37+ Countries

100+ Mentors

2,000+ Linkedin follwers

900 Years
collective experience

2+ Exits

What our participants have to say about LISA

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