Transforming African Through Entrepreneurship

The Africa Business Club and Center for Entrepreneurial Studies present  

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group

Strive Masiyiwa is a London based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of diversified international Telecommunications, Media and Technology group Econet Wireless.

Thursday, November 30

Disneyland Business Rotational Program. SUMMER

If you are currently a junior or senior in a 5 year program studying Business Strategy, Industrial Engineering, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance or a similar field, click on the link below to review the internship posting for more details:  

502393BR : Disneyland Business Leader Rotation Program Internship – Summer 2018

Participants in these summer 2018 internships will be considered for placement with next year’s rotational program. 

Venture for America Chat

Venture for America Fellow Stoddard Meigs will be at campus tomorrow to chat with candidates about VFA—if you're interested in learning more about the fellowship & application process, you should sign up for a coffee chat here.

If this time does not work, stay tuned for VFA's return in December.


Learn more about the VFA experience

The next deadline to join the Class of 2018 is November 27 | Apply now!

Stanford Finance Analyst

Stanford Finance will be recruiting their 2018 Analyst Class in Winter Quarter, but their first info session will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Lathrop 282, right after we come back from break. Sign up for their general mailing list here, and fill out the Analyst Program interest form here!

Our recruiting cycle will open Winter quarter. We will have a general meeting Week 1, where we will explain our recruiting process and host a resume and cover letter workshop for all attendees. Coffee chats will be scheduled later the same week, and we will be interviewing candidates weeks 2-3 between January 15–26, 2018.

Stanford Finance was founded in 2003 and is the main pre-professional student group on campus that facilitates students to pursue careers in the financial services industry. We will help you obtain internships at top institutions around the world through our Analyst Program, a series of general and technical workshops, alumni connections, and a close mentorship program.

Stanford Finance's website is at It will be updated for 2017-18 shortly, so please do not use the outdated links on the website.

Reach out to any of the board members if you have any questions. Email them at for any business inquiries.

Lucasfilm Internships

The Lucasfilm Publicity department currently has an exciting opportunity in its San Francisco (CA) office for an undergraduate student or recent graduate to work as an intern this summer supporting the legendary Lucasfilm franchises. The intern would gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to successfully communicate and promote upcoming movie releases and our overall public relations strategy – both externally and internally. 

The Publicity team at Lucasfilm is responsible for promoting upcoming movie releases and company news both externally and internally. Made of up of a team of experienced publicists and communications professionals, we are responsible for developing the news coming out of Lucasfilm and our legendary franchises, as well as cultivating strong relations with the press, influencers and key partners. The position will start in March and last 12 weeks.


The Public Relations Intern will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Organize PR files on past and present productions, both physical and digital
  • Create and maintain a news clippings database – print, TV, online
  • Maintain a master Press Contact Database
  • Help coordinate press events, toolkits & talent-handling for upcoming conventions, such as Comic-Con, D23, Star Wars Celebration, etc.
  • Become acquainted with Lucasfilm’s location and history to help with tours for outside guests and VIPs
  • Assist with presentation prep on PowerPoint & Keynote
  • Assist with the planning and execution of corporate events and internal communications (e.g. intranet, company messages)
  • Organize and maintain storage/swag rooms
  • Coordinate the acquisition of special gifts for VIPs and Make-A-Wish guests
  • Respond to fan mail and assist with mailing packages
  • Coordinate meeting scheduling—Reserve in-house theater and dining rooms, etc.
  • Make copies and additional tasks when needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong Communication Skills: Comfortable and professional communicating via phone and email
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Apple Keynote and database management
  • Inquisitive, anxious to learn and does not shy away from “grunt work”
  • Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings with a positive, pro-active attitude
  • Ability to provide own housing and transportation in the San Francisco, CA area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior PR internship experience
  • Interest in film/entertainment industry
  • Social media savvy
  • Keeps up with entertainment news

Required Education

Candidates must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media, Marketing or related degree or recently graduated within the past 6 months. 

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) to participate in the internship program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Ability to work part-time up to 20 hours a week
  • Available to start in March 2018 and be available for 12 weeks


MS&E 472: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar

This Winter Quarter, discover what it takes to scale an idea into a viable venture in MS&E 472: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders’ Seminar.

Often known simply as “ETL,” the seminar features candid talks from leaders in established and emerging technologies, medicine, the media, finance and more. 

Past talks shared hard learned lesson on how to change company culture from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Meg Whitman, the power of celebrating failure from X’s Astro Teller, and on how to focus on the most critical challenges with PlanGrid’s Tracy Young and Sequoia Capital’s Doug Leone.

Enroll or re-enroll now for one credit and a lifetime of wisdom. 

Still not sure? Come to ETL on November 15 featuring Anne Wojcicki, Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe. Anyone is welcome to attend!

Serra Capital Investment Analysts


Serra Capital is the first student-owned hedge fund in Palo Alto. We engage in discretionary long/short equity investments and focus on a combination of event-driven and momentum-based strategies.

Our team is composed of professionals from Bain Capital, D.E. Shaw, General Atlantic, KKR, Matrix Capital, and Point72.

What we are looking for:

Investment Analysts to join our team. Prospective candidates will need to pitch a high conviction, catalyst-based long or short thesis within the universe of companies with <$3B in market capitalization. Please limit your time horizon to 3 - 9 months.

Note that all Analysts will be entitled to our profit-sharing agreements and will receive access to proprietary data streams. 

If interested, please send your pitch in pdf format (max 4 pages) to by Friday, Nov. 17th. We will contact you directly after reviewing all pitches.

Disneyland Business Leader Rotational Program


Disneyland Resort Business Leader Immersion Program - July 2018

"We make magic." That's our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you'll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Make an impact that truly matters…
The Disneyland Resort Business Leader Rotation Program is a full-time, entry-level program designed to provide recent college graduates a hands-on, interdisciplinary learning experience across a broad range of business areas throughout the Disneyland Resort.  During this program, participants will have the unique opportunity to experience four distinct rotations over a two year period designed to provide them with real-life business issues and experiences, ongoing mentorship, and targeted development critical to building key technical and leadership skills needed to succeed as a business leader at the Disneyland Resort.  Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be placed in a management level position.
We are seeking individuals for our Rotation Program starting in July 2018.  


  • Gain Diverse Experience: Participate in four 6-month rotations throughout the Disneyland Resort gaining exposure into a variety of disciplines and real-life business issues and work experiences. Participate in rotations across a variety of areas, including, but not limited to: Commercial Strategy, Marketing Analytics, Consumer Insights, Industrial Engineering, Forecasting and/or Pricing, Data Analytics, Finance, Digital, Business Planning & Strategy, and Operations.
  • Build Expertise: Participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their business development, data analysis and leadership skills through concentrated work projects and exposure to multiple disciplines and business areas.
  • Professional Development and Formal Mentorship: Participants will be matched with a senior level leader responsible for sharing insights and experiences in addition to providing the participant with ongoing development and direction.  Additionally, informal mentorship relationships will also be available across the various disciplines.
  • Expand Your Network: Program participants will be given a variety of opportunities to meet with peers and senior leaders representing the many different disciplines across the Disneyland Resort and The Walt Disney Company.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate a combination of academic aptitude, quantitative skills, personal motivation, and advanced written and oral communications skills.

We are specifically looking for individuals who have the following background:

  • Business experience through internships, part-time work, and/or On-Campus involvement
  • Proven ability to take on leadership positions or significant responsibility
  • Integrated and critical thinker – able to integrate data into decisions
  • Strong desire to work on value-added projects
  • Proven history of making decisions and recommendations informed by evidence
  • Ability to translate technical information to non-technical audience thru storytelling/strong partnerships
  • The ability to build strong relationships in a highly professional “client service orientation” environment
  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking abilities
  • Experience collecting & analyzing data and reporting on the results

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Excel, Access, R, Python, SQL or SAS to perform data manipulation or modeling
  • Basic understanding of Tableau
  • Previous work experience in statistics

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university and working towards a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Data Analytics, Data Sciences, Economics, Finance, Business Strategy, or a closely related field.
  • Anticipated completion of undergraduate degree by June 2018


Apply here:

Higher Ground Part-Time Paid Marketing Assistant

A part-time business and marketing executive assistant to the CEO of fast-moving consumer electronics startup.

Role Overview
Our CEO has too much to do!  He needs help following leads, finding new ones, calling companies, scheduling meetings, and so on.  We want a smart, marketing-focused, aspiring entrepreneur looking to learn about the hustle of a startup from the inside.  Your job will start as aiding and coordinating the funding leads for the boss and grow to helping research new opportunities.  You will also aid in design, documentation, and coordination of usability testing.  The more you can take on, the more responsibility you’ll be given.  The position is part time at the start, with potential to go full time over your summer as an internship.

Company Description
 Higher Ground LLC has built a small, inexpensive, smartphone peripheral that enables you to send texts even when you are outside of cell coverage.   We do this with satellites.  We believe this to be a great product for all of us who go camping, fishing, hiking, cycling and are fed up with poor connectivity.   We are in the beginning of our product beta testing.  

Required Qualifications:  

  • Pursuing a degree in Business or Engineering Management Degree

  • Organized, takes initiative, eager to learn

  • Great listening and communications skills - comfortable cold calling  

  • Extremely detail oriented


Send a resume and other material to

Darren Reis



ENGR 245: The Lean Launchpad



This class is not about how to write a business plan or size markets. We combine theory with hands-on practice to test the business model of a startup while creating all of the pressures of the real world in an early stage start up. You will hustle to talk to customers, partners, and competitors as you encounter the chaos of how a startup actually works. Each block will be a new adventure outside the classroom as you test each part of your business model! 

Class is application-based and with <15% acceptance so get started today!

Fun Facts

- Blue River Ventures (Lean Launchpad alum) just exited for $300MM

- Andre Esteva (Lean Launchpad alum) was published in Nature for his work with early skin cancer identification

- 50% of Lean Launchpad teams incorporate and become real companies

What to do next

Join us for our info sessions and team formation event (co-sponsored by VS & e-club) to learn more about the course, meet the teaching team, and find teammates!

  1. Visit our website to sign up for mailing list & team formationoffice hours with the professors, and apply.


1) 10/31 (Tuesday): 12:10 - 1:10 PM GSB M104
     Guest: Ritu Narayan from Zum (Sequoia Series A, Lean Launchpad 2016)
2) 11/ 2 (Thursday): 12:00 - 1:00 PM Engineering 380-380F
     Guest: Jorge Heraud from Blue River Technology ($300M sale, Lean Launchpad 2011)
3) 11/6 (Monday): 5:00 - 7:00 PM GSB W104
     Guest: Nathan Fenner and Matthew Schwartz from Afresh (Lean Launchpad 2017)




Analyst / Associate (recent graduate)

Location: San Francisco Bay Area


You will be joining a tight-knit team, with a new approach to private equity investing. We are company-builders working alongside top financial and operating partners to pursue high-impact investments.

Our culture values: innovation, collaboration and the entrepreneurial drive to make things happen. As a new team member you will be expected to contribute from day one, working comfortably alongside senior deal makers as well as CEOs and operators to drive private equity investment initiatives.

Candidate Profile

• B.A / B.S. with exposure to private equity, investment banking, management/strategy consulting, M&A advisory etc.

• Situational fluency in the private equity investing process and strong quantitative skills

• Presence and communication skills to engage on a peer basis with senior executives and investment professionals

• Independent thinking with the confidence to embrace unfamiliar concepts and champion a vision • Fluency in constructing complex LBO models – a plus


• Interact on a daily basis with CEOs and operators, seeking creative ways to involve them in our investment initiatives

• Pro-actively identify and analyze investment opportunities

• Work closely with our PE firm partners, advancing our joint priorities on acquisitions and portfolio value creation

• Participate as a member of the team in setting our firm goals and strategy

About Kingfish Group

Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered a new approach to direct private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. We work in partnership with targeted executives and a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors to identify, invest in and grow great businesses. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives.

Our Culture

Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate and outperform. In that spirit, we are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantively to firm strategy and goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and strong communications skills. If this describes you and the environment you thrive in, email us:

Dolo Part-Time


Share stories with people right around you—or just eavesdrop. 

Role: Campus Evangelist For Brand New Social App

Dolo ( is a location-based message board for socializing and discovering what’s happening around you. When you create a post in Dolo, anyone using the app nearby will see your post, and can react and contribute to it. With Dolo, you can enjoy the joys of simple, serendipitous conversation. Find out why there’s a hippo walking down the street, debate the protest happening outside, make a new friend, borrow a corkscrew–or just eavesdrop.

You want to help us drive early go-to-market experiments. Your primary focus will be finding creative ways to grow the user base and engagement on your campus. You’ll be working closely with the founding team to brainstorm, plan, and implement initiatives. The ideal candidate is a fun person that takes pride in their work and our mission, enjoys outreach, and can take bold initiative. We will empower you to do what you do best and will have some resources to help with your mission.


• Define and monitor a growth plan for Dolo on your campus.

• Proactively engage with campus events.

• Create fun marketing stunts.

• Lead outreach to student groups/houses/communities.

• Create and maintain fun and meaningful conversations in the app.

What you’ll get from us:

• A remarkably talented and supportive team to help you achieve your goals.

• A budget to help you execute your growth strategies.

• A notch on your belt of how you helped a brand new company grow exponentially.

Some things that might make you a great fit:

• You are junior or senior who’s well connected with the wider campus (e,g., graduate schools, interest-based forums, social forums, etc.).

• You are pragmatic. You pick the most effective tool for a given job.

• You’re passionate about good conversation and the idea of technology enabling it.

• You can commit 4-8 hours per week to start. We’re happy to work out a schedule that works for the ideal candidate.

Who should apply:

• Dolo is used by people of all backgrounds and we believe the best products are built by teams that represent the people using it. We value unique contributions and welcome people of all backgrounds, experience, and perspectives.

About the Company

We are an early stage, high-performing, cool-under-pressure team backed by one of the most prominent Silicon Valley venture firms. We just soft launched Dolo in mid-October. We are based in San Francisco, California. The three founders’ experience is quite eclectic, including several years in senior roles at Apple launching Apple Watch and Apple Pay, an Emmy nomination, and a Reddit Submitter of the Year award.


Send resumes and questions to

APT Internship

About APT

APT is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. We also offer products that support decision-making for specific business needs including transaction analysis, space planning, category management and location selection. Our clients include Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and Starbucks, contributing over 20% of US retail data. Plus, our relationship with Mastercard gives us access to their detailed data sets to perform even more powerful analyses.


There are available Business Consultant internship opportunities at APT next summer and there is an upcoming deadline on Sunday, 10/29, at 11:59pm to submit your application. If you have any questions about APT, our opportunities, events, or anything else, contact or reach out to the full team at If you are interested, please apply online AND via Handshake.


Financial Literacy Program Mind Over Money

Stanford’s Financial Literacy Program Mind Over Money is hiring 2 student program associates for 2017-18.  The general positions are on the creative and techie side of the spectrum, but financial knowledge is always a plus!  


Student Program Associate with Mind Over Money 2017-18 description


Applications are being accepted on Handshake at



Cardinal Ventures Application

Build your company with Cardinal Ventures

At Cardinal Ventures, we’re passionate about supporting student founders with disruptive ideas. We provide our founders with mentorship, access to resources, and a network of diverse investors and 160+ Cardinal Ventures alumni founders. Since 2015, we’ve graduated over 70 companies who have raised $17M+ in funding and have gone on to join accelerators like YCombinator, StartX, TechStars, Sequoia Summer, and more. Our founders represent Stanford’s immense talent at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, post-doc and alumni. We are looking for passionate founders to join our community this winter!
Interested in joining us?

Apply Here by October 30th


Have any more questions? Email us at


Dinner with Mar Hershenson

We will be selecting 8 young women to attend this exclusive dinner with Mar, co-founder and partner at Pear VC.

Dinner will be at Fuki Sushi in Palo Alto on Tuesday, 11/14.

Apply at the following link:


Pear Fellows


Pear Fellows is your Venture Capital boot camp. Fellows will work with general partners, Pejman and Mar, and the entire Investment team, to learn every aspect of the industry, from discovering the best founders, deep-diving into company diligence, executing the investment process, to supporting portfolio companies.

Great companies are built on campuses. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Cisco, and Snapchat were all founded by students, and we believe many more will be born this way. Pear Fellows is an opportunity to interface with the new generation of founders, and find the next great company.

We have been extremely impressed by our past Pear Fellows for the energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge they have brought. This year we are recruiting only 8 student Fellows at Stanford.We are committed to working closely with our fellows to ensure they learn how to be a successful investor in early-stage companies.


As a Pear Fellow, you will be exposed to all aspects of the investment process, and we will let you tailor the experience to what you most want to learn.

You can choose to focus on elements like the diligence process, industry deep-dives, or understand what makes a successful pitch. You will work closely with the Pear Investment team to decipher what makes a successful founding team and investment.  

Some of our Pear Fellow responsibilities:

  • Reach out to students who are working on interesting ideas

  • Organize campus community events like talks, dinners, seminars, office house, etc.

  • Attend bi-monthly investment meetings with Pear Fellows and a Pear Partner

  • Research specific companies or investment areas

  • Advise or assist Pear Dorm companies based on your interests and expertise

  • Attend Fellow Summit on investing 101 led by Pear Partners and other investors in the Valley.

Fellows are expected to commit 4-8 hours/week, depending on the academic calendar.


We are building a diverse group of Pear Fellows with different backgrounds, interests and degrees. We expect the group to include undergraduates, graduate students from various departments. We are not looking for any specific work, startup or investment experience.

We want people who can be Pear ambassadors on campus, people who are genuinely interested in help others, who show initiative, and who see a career in entrepreneurship and technology.

Apply through this link:

Applications are due: November 3rd

Accel Summer Analyst Position

Accel Partners is seeking Summer Analysts. Successful Summer Analysts will be candidates for full-time Analyst roles following graduation. The role is primarily focused on:
1. Providing deal flow and due diligence support as a part of the firm’s investment team: The Analyst will support preliminary screening, research, and outreach as part of the firm’s outbound sourcing effort. This will include conducting market and company-specific research, taking introductory calls and meetings with entrepreneurs and determining, alongside senior team members, whether Accel should move the process forward - and providing due diligence support and analysis.
2. Supporting portfolio companies on operational and transactional matters: The Analyst will work alongside senior investment team members to help our portfolio companies drive successful strategic initiatives.


The Analyst will have a track record of exceptional achievement. Attributes we are looking for include:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven ability to foster communication and collaboration among extremely diverse individuals both in person and by phone
• Passion for technology, as evidenced by academic history and/or personal projects
• Proven ability to succeed in an unstructured organizational context
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
• Financial modeling and presentation skills are a plus

Accel is a leading early and growth-stage venture capital firm, powering a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries. Accel-backed companies include Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Lookout Security, MoPub, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Vox Media and others. Visit for more or @Accel on Twitter.


For those interested in applying, please visit Handshake!

Applications close November 1st at 2:00 pm. 

Dodge & Cox CEO Dana Emery Lunch Q&A


The F&I Club is excited to host Dodge & Cox CEO Dana Emery for a lunch presentation and Q&A event on Thursday, November 16th from 12:10pm - 1:10pm in room C102. Dana will talk briefly about the firm, but will also speak generally about investing, the future of the asset management industry, and the challenges of leading one of the world's largest active management firms.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees. To gauge interest and headcount, please RSVP here.

Dana will be joined by co-panelists Rameez Dossa and Kerith Pucci, who will be available for coffee chats after the lunch event. For the coffee chats, interested MBA1s should send their resume to Rameez at Undergraduates interested in learning more about the firm should send their resume to Kerith at

About Dodge & Cox:

Established in 1930, Dodge & Cox provides professional investment management services to individuals, retirement funds, and tax exempt institutions through mutual funds and separate accounts. The firm is entirely owned by its active employees. Though our investment team seeks investment opportunities worldwide, we continue to operate from a single office in San Francisco. Dodge & Cox has approximately $300 billion in total assets under management, ~80 shareholders, and ~250 total employees.

Three factors distinguish Dodge & Cox from other asset managers: independence, longevity and a clearly defined, consistently applied investment philosophy. The philosophy that guides the management of our equity, fixed-income and balanced portfolios is built on traditional principles. We maintain a long-term focus, conduct our own research and employ a rigorous price discipline. Our decision making process takes full advantage of individual insights within a team-oriented culture.

Speaker Bios:

Dana M. Emery – Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of Fixed Income. Ms. Emery received her B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1983. She joined Dodge & Cox in 1983. Ms. Emery is President and a Trustee of the Dodge & Cox Funds. She is a Director and shareholder of the firm, a CFA charterholder, and a Chartered Investment Counselor.

Rameez Dossa – Vice President. Mr. Dossa received his B.S. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and his M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School in 2013. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a private equity and distressed credit associate at TPG Capital and as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Dossa joined Dodge & Cox in 2013 and is a CFA charterholder.

Kerith W. Pucci – Recruiting Manager. Ms. Pucci received her B.A. degree in French from Tulane University in 1994 and her M.B.A. from the University of Memphis in 1996. Prior to joining Dodge & Cox in 2004, Ms. Pucci worked at a hedge fund in New York and a private equity firm in San Francisco.

MIT Master of Finance Event

Interested in doing a deep dive in Finance? Join an MIT Master of Finance admissions representative in a more personal and informal setting to discuss anything from the application process, to the program components, concentrations or career support.  This program is tailored for highly quantitative students interested in pursuing graduate education and careers in finance.  This is not a formal presentation.  Feel free to drop-in at any time during the designated hours and come prepared with questions!

Please register in advance for the event here!

Date:  Monday, October 23, 2017

Time:   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT


CoHo Cafe
459 Lagunita Dr 
First Floor Tresidder Union Building
Stanford, CA 94305