The Stanford GSB Big Ideas Club disseminates, discusses, and debates ideas that can transform our world. These may be 5 years away or 50, they may be unproven or inevitable, but all are united in their potential to change lives, industries, and institutions.

  • Membership


    The GSB Big Ideas Club is open to graduate students currently enrolled at Stanford University

    How to Join

    1. Click on the "Join Now" button on the Big Ideas' CardinalSync Page
    2. Pay annual membership dues through the Big Ideas' Eventbrite page

    Why join

    Stay ahead of the trends that may transform the world in the next 5-50 years and the blue sky they open for Stanford entrepreneurs. Join the Big Ideas Club..

  • Leadership Team

    Nick Soroka


    Nick graduated West Point in 2006 and spent 10 years as an Army Engineer. During those military years, he published research on ultra-high strength concrete and nano-materials in nonlethal weapons and held variety of leadership positions from rebuilding bridges in Iraq to preventing invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. After leaving the Army, he explored Wall Street and spent six months with a FinTech startup focused on democratizing investing.

    Stephen Crawford


    Stephen graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 2010 with a B.S. in Business and Finance and a minor in Spanish Language. After graduation, he worked for a middle market investment bank that focused primarily on renewable energy companies. His most recent employer was a private equity firm that focused on revitalizing distressed businesses. Stephen is passionate about finance and is interested in finding new ways to improve financial literacy through technology.

  • FAQ

    Answers to common questions

  • Sponsorship

    We are a student-led and funded club and cannot sponsor or financially support any projects, individuals or events however amazing and potentially world-changing they are.

    Meeting Stanford GSB Applicants

    If you are applying to Stanford GSB and are specifically and genuinely interested in Big Ideas, please get in touch. However if you are just looking for a touch point on your application essays unfortunately we won't be able to help.

    Non-Stanford membership eligibility

    As an official university student club we are not permitted to admit members who are not currently enrolled at Stanford University.