City of Redwood City and Stanford University Partnership

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Entrepreneurship boot camp and Open Enrollment Opportunities



Are you a resident of Redwood City? Do you work for a Redwood City Business?  Do you own a Redwood City Business?  Are you looking for an exceptional executive education experience that will reignite your mind?  A program where innovation and entrepreneurship are the presiding principles?  Then come to the source.  There’s only one: Stanford.

In 2013 the City established a relationship with Stanford University and the Graduate School of Business to provide executive education programs to the variety of leaders within this great City.  Courses range from being focused on non-profit leadership, organizational leadership, executive programs for women leaders, negotiation, general management and other topics linked here.

Through a partnership between The City of Redwood City and Stanford University, Redwood City residents, employees and business owners are eligible to receive subsidy covering 90% of the cost of a a Stanford GSB Executive Education program. Participant costs are typically $1,000-$1,250. 

If you have specific questions about the Stanford Executive Education programs please contact Fiona Taft by email at or by phone (650)736-8497 or visit




The City of Redwood City in partnership with Stanford University is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the next session of the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp!

Delivered over three two-day modules, the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is a customized educational program for local Redwood City entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders. The program is geared to senior-level executives in entrepreneurial organizations based in Redwood City who seek greater knowledge to take their enterprises to the next level.

The sessions are taught by world-renowned faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Business and presented in partnership with the City of Redwood City. Learn more about the program here.

This is the third year that program is being offered exclusively to Redwood City businesses. Past participating companies such as Big Monocle and PubMatic have found the program extremely useful to their business and hope to send additional staff this year. 

This type of program at Stanford generally costs over $12,000, but through the partnership with the City of Redwood City, local companies can participate for only $1,250. This fee includes the application fee, all course materials, breakfast, and lunches for all six days of the program.

For more information, please contact Catherine Ralston, Economic Development Manager or Fiona Taft (Fiona Taft or visit