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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

The Stanford Graduate School of Business ("Stanford GSB") LEAD Alumni Initiative
No equity. Maximum Impact.
LISA puts founders first. 

We aspire to make the startup journey 
as humanly possible for early stage ventures.
LISA=LEAD Incubator & Startup Accelerator 

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What we have done



Since 2020


IDeas to MVP

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



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



Represented by founders across the world


Expert speakers

On PodiumX Entrepreneurship panel talk series

Our story by the numbers

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When you join LISA, you are joining a global community that puts Founders first. With no fees charged or equity required, and a 1:1 mentor to Founder ratio, Founders get the attention they need to cultivate and accelerate their startups.

2020 year founded

170+ Startups

7 cohorts

12 week program

37+ Countries

100+ Mentors

2,000+ Linkedin follwers

900 Years
collective experience

2+ Exits

Our Value Proposition

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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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12 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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