"From the CEO of Nutanix to the founder of Code2040, it was amazing to have 1:1 time with some of the best people in the valley! It was so valuable to get to sit down with these people 1:1 and get to ask them specific, personalized questions about our startup. It was also very evident that Saqib cared deeply about making the Fellowship program the best it could be."
"I can not recommend a better summer experience. The Lightspeed Fellowship is perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of running their own startup and want to make it a reality. The program is engineered to provide the perfect amount of support and help students explore what Silicon Valley is really like. A unique, incredible experience that will transform how you see the world."
"What an amazing summer. The incredible partners at LSVP and the lunch seminar speakers helped us overcome difficult decisions, understand how to position our company and create a product people love. It was a life-changing summer that undoubtedly shaped my career as a founder. I couldn't recommend this program more."
"Lightspeed was an awesome experience. I got to work on my own startup full-time, got top tier mentorship, talks from fabulous speakers, and even a space to do it in! My understanding on what it actually means to build a startup is at a whole other level and I probably couldn't be better prepared for it than I am after Lightspeed."
"The Lightspeed Fellowship taught me how to be a founder, how to build in the face of adversity & opened doors that I would’ve never imagined walking through. It was truly an unforgettable experience & the Lightspeed family is one of a kind."
"The summer fellowship was the perfect bridge from school to the world of entrepreneurship. It feels so validating to have a firm like Lightspeed take you seriously as a startup founder and give you the physical space and resources to get started. The programming was excellent but not overwhelming, giving us the time to really dive deep on our company. I'm also so grateful to have made wonderful friends in the cohort."
"My favorite aspect of the Lightspeed Summer program is the emphasis on the complete startup experience beyond engineering. In the midst of developing our product in a great office space, I learned a lot about sales, presentations, and leadership from the Lightspeed team and excellent guest speakers."
"Without being too hands on, Lightspeed showed us exactly what was necessary for our team to succeed. We were serious going into the summer, but being around the partners and the other fellows made us take things to a whole new level. We really came together and had so many great experiences that pushed things forward, especially with Nikki, who was an amazing mentor to us throughout the program."
"The Lightspeed summer program was a great introduction to entrepreneurship and building startups from the ground up. It is amazing that so much was accomplished in a short summer on Drive Pulse going from an idea to a product. John's excellent mentorship and being around talented entrepreneurs in a structured setting were instrumental in staying focused."
"Lightspeed helped provide one of the best summers I've ever had. From intimate conversations with the partners to social events to workshops, the program enabled me to grow both as a founder and an individual. Saqib went above and beyond to make sure that companies at all stages would benefit from the program, and as a result, I'm much more confident in my ability as an entrepreneur."