Doctoral Consortium

Stanford University
September 11, 2019
Application: The deadline for the 2019 Doctoral Consortium has passed. We encourage you to apply again next year!

Doctoral students are invited to submit applications to attend this one-day workshop prior to the 16th West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship.

About the Doctoral Student Workshop

The Doctoral Workshop, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on technology entrepreneurship with an emphasis on contemporary work in the field. It offers an intellectually stimulating experience, maps the theoretical domain of technology entrepreneurship, and builds community. Workshop participants will have opportunities to present their own research interests, to interact with each other, and to get acquainted with faculty members. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to learn from leading scholars and contemporary work in the field. Applicants focusing on the nexus of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be given preference.

Doctoral Student Workshop Tracks

The doctoral student workshop offers two separate tracks. (The two tracks will join together for selected workshop sessions/panels and for all meals.)

Track 1 is designed for doctoral students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal and who may still be in the process of selecting a dissertation topic. This track will devote attention to the selection of a dissertation topic, research design, and sources of data.

Track 2 is intended for students who have defended dissertation proposals (or who are close to doing so). This track will devote attention to completing the dissertation, publishing the dissertation, and early career considerations.

Meals and Lodging

Each student selected to attend the Doctoral Workshop will be provided with all meals and three nights accommodation (double occupancy).

2018 Faculty Mentors:

  • Emily Cox Pahnke, University of Washington
  • Robert Eberhart, Santa Clara University
  • Chuck Eesley, Stanford University
  • Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina
  • Vern Glaser, University of Alberta
  • Tim Hannigan, University of Alberta
  • Ralph Heidl, University of Oregon
  • Shon Hiatt, University of Southern California
  • Manuela Hoehn-Weiss, Oregon State University
  • Nan Jia, University of Southern California
  • Riitta Katila, Stanford University
  • Kyle Mayer, University of Southern California
  • Alan Meyer, University of Oregon
  • Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon
  • Dan Olson, University of Washington
  • Joe Raffiee, University of Southern California
  • Pete Younkin, University of Oregon
  • Warren Boeker, University of Washington
  • David Sirmon, University of Washington
  • Kevin Steensma, University of Washington
  • David Tan, University of Washington
  • Tiona Zuzul, University of Washington

West Coast Research Symposium

All students chosen for the workshop will be invited to attend the two-day West Coast Research Symposium. This annual symposium showcases cutting-edge work by technology entrepreneurship researchers from the West Coast and around the world.

The 2019 WCRS and Doctoral Workshop is being hosted by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, at Stanford University.