Stanford Ignite-Bangalore is now accepting applications for its new part-time, 9-week certificate program in innovation, offered in Bangalore, India, from August 10 to October 12, 2013.
Stanford Ignite classes draw on the same world-class Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty who teach in the MBA program. "We also expect involvement from experienced entrepreneurs, prominent corporate, venture, and angel investors," said Yossi Feinberg, the John G. McCoy-Banc One Professor of Economics and faculty director of the new program in Bangalore. "These experts will serve as guest speakers, panelists, and mentors to provide candid feedback on team projects."
The site of the first in a series of Stanford Ignite programs to be offered around the globe, the Bangalore program is designed to deliver the same highly personal and innovation instruction that executives and students at Stanford experience. The course will teach innovators in India how to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. Participants will learn core business skills and experience working in a team to evaluate and develop ideas into a business plan. Stanford Ignite is appropriate for individuals who wish to bring innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to their current role, and those who are planning to start a new venture.
Intended for individuals who do not have graduate business training, Stanford Ignite applicants must be currently enrolled students in master's, PhD, MD, or post-doctoral programs studying non-business fields, or must be professionals with a minimum of a bachelor's (BA or BS) degree from a regionally accredited institution. Advanced degrees preferred. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 10 pm (dinner included), most Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm (lunch included), and additional meetings as needed for project work.
Up to 30 offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis until May 15, 2013. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials as soon as possible. A complete application will contain: the completed online application, a resume, a series of short essays, and two letters of recommendation. Tuition is US$8,350.