- About -
The Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) is at the heart of student entrepreneurship at Stanford University. As one of the most established student-run entrepreneurship organizations in the world, BASES promotes entrepreneurship education at Stanford University in order to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. We work with exceptional students, thought leaders and prominent professors and investors to unite the worlds of innovation, academia and industry. Our programs include the BASES Challenge, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar, SVI Hackspace, and Freshman Battalion.
- Programs -
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programs, including a startup challenge, an entrepreneurship bootcamp, and a program for freshmen at Stanford University.

BASES Challenge
The BASES Challenge is Stanford’s premiere entrepreneurial event that looks to create, inspire and fund innovative Stanford startups through business plan competitions – E-Challenge and Social E-Challenge – and product demos – Product Showcase.
ETL
Stanford University's ETL is a weekly speaker series, co-hosted by BASES and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, that brings innovation leaders from business, finance, technology, education and philanthropy to share their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Hackspace
An open hackspace for students and the Silicon Valley community to meet, work, host events and build next generations products and startups.
Professional Development
BASES offers events and programs to connect student entrepreneurs and provide them the skills to get started.
Freshman Battalion
A year-long immersion program that identifies the brightest and most entrepreneurial Stanford freshmen to participate in the BASES core through a pitching competition, startup tours and a spring startup internship.
- History -
Alumni
BASES was founded in 1996 by a group of five Stanford students with the aim of bringing together the worlds of engineering, innovation and business together. Over the years, BASES has grown from a platform to celebrate and reward student entrepreneurs with fantastic business ideas to the multi-faceted organization it is today that seeks to educate, inspire and fund the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Past Winners
Winners of the BASES Challenge have gone on to disrupt the technology, nonprofit and education spheres.
E-Bootcamp
A past BASES program, E-Bootcamp was an international conference for student entrepreneurs with up-and-coming startups to learn and network through panels, workshops, expos and a final pitch competition.
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Career Fair
BASES connects the most innovative companies in the Valley with top engineering, business and marketing talent at Stanford University. Our external relations team is currently in the process of planning the Winter 2014 BASES Career Fair.
Digest
The BASES Digest is your weekly email digest summing up the best events happening in and around the Stanford entrepreneurship community. The Digest reaches thousands of subscribers across the Silicon Valley and around the world. Sign up for the BASES mailing list , or email us at digest.bases@gmail.com.
Registration
Thank you for your interest in BASES, the premier business and entrepreneurship student group of Silicon Valley. We typically open applications for membership in the late spring and early fall of each school year. Please email the Presidents Brandon Garcia (bgarcia7@stanford.edu) and Andrea Sy (andreasy@stanford.edu) with any questions.
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Events
In this section please find photos and videos from our programs.
In the News
BASES programs, alumni and past winners have been grabbing headlines in for years, and have been featured by TechCrunch, VentureBeat and NBC News. For media inquiries, please contact us.
Branding Guidelines
Need a BASES logo? Please help yourself – as long as you comply with our visual guidelines. If you need a different format or size, please contact us.
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Sponsors
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of our programs.
Board of Advisors
The BASES Board of Advisors is a group of industry innovators, thought leaders and BASES alumni, advising leadership on methods and best practices to best to uphold the BASES mission.