From companies that have prospered during their time at Stanford Research Park, to initiatives driven by Stanford University, equity efforts, and more — discover our many facets of success.

Life Science

Within the Research Park’s emerging Life Science District, the new Alexandria Center for Life Science incubator accelerates innovative life science start-ups that spin out of the University’s academic labs. It serves as the primary location for Stanford faculty to commercialize their R&D.

The incubator was built to meet the specific needs of those working to turn life science discoveries into new technologies, therapies, devices, or treatments. The scientist-entrepreneurs who join the incubator gain access to flexible, move-in-ready lab and office space, as well as strategic programming and seed capital. The facility also offers lab suites for maturing companies. The incubator was intentionally designed to be able to grow with companies and adapt to their changing needs across many stages of growth.

Designed to complement and enhance the Stanford School of Medicine’s existing efforts to turn discoveries into real-world products that can benefit real people, the Center expands Stanford’s vibrant and vital life sciences community. At 3160 Porter Drive, the incubator is a short drive or bike ride from campus to facilitate collaboration between the incubator and those in the medical school. We are thrilled to have the Center—and all its scientist-entrepreneurs—in the SRP community.


This flexibility and proximity to campus greatly benefits Stanford faculty and other entrepreneurs, and provides them with a supportive community and shared resources to facilitate their new ventures.

Jennifer CochranSenior Associate Vice Provost for Research at Stanford University


Silicon Valley is home to numerous accelerators and incubators, but perhaps none is as unique as one located right in the heart of Stanford Research Park: StartX.

StartX is a nonprofit accelerator in Stanford Research Park whose mission is to accelerate the development of Stanford University’s top entrepreneurs. This mentorship-focused enterprise takes zero equity, and of the over 300 companies launched there, 87% are still going strong.

StartX is exceptional by several measures. For example, its founders raise an average $4.5 million in capital. And StartX companies are 3X more likely to reach $100 million in valuation.

However, what truly makes StartX stand out is its business model: StartX operates as a mission-based nonprofit and takes zero equity from the companies that go through its program. Yes, you read that right. Zero equity.


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