Student Memberships:

Current Stanford students are encouraged to join SPIRE on a complimentary basis to take advantage of all that SPIRE has to offer. By joining, you will be able to stay abreast of everything SPIRE is sponsoring. Please go to the Join page and sign up now.

Students are included in local alumni events, invited to participate in the Mentor-Mentee Program, invited to submit their resumes for both the fall and spring SPIRE resume books and much more.


Student Groups:

ASPIRE is the student arm of SPIRE, officially relaunching in Winter 2017 under the leadership of undergraduate student Jason Lopata ('17).

ASPIRE hosted its kick-off event on January 19, 2017 at the Graduate School of Business. In attendance were students from all schools and degree programs. They learned how ASPIRE and SPIRE can provide a platform to develop knowledge and skills related to real estate, place-making and the built environment. ASPIRE will also serve as a conduit to connect students to the real estate innovation pursued by inSPIRE

For more information, please visit the ASPIRE page, or contact SPIRE Executive Director Elizabeth Youngblood.



Student Business Plan Accelerator

inSPIRE is an on-campus initiative of students, alumni, and faculty with a mission to facilitate real estate innovation in the Stanford ecosystem.

After a successful launch event in Spring 2015, inSPIRE selected four student teams which created business plans to innovate in the real estate ecosystem. inSPIRE mentors supported and provided resources to fuel the further development of the teams’ business ideas. Resources included alumni expertise, connections for office space and industry data, facilitating meetings with angel investors & industry, and several more. Then again in Spring 2016, inSPIRE collected another group of students who brainstormed solutions to challenges faced in real estate, place making and the built environment. These groups formed into three teams, each of which formualted an early prototype of a business which could alleviate whichever challenge they'd chosen. SPIRE brought alumni representatives to the meetings to help the students reflect upon, and iterate upon, their fledging ideas.