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Stanford Ignite – Polytechnique


Stanford Ignite Europe-based program is offered in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France.

Through a combination of in-person instruction and live sessions delivered by distance-learning technology, we offer the same curriculum as the Stanford campus program. All instruction is conducted in English.

Stanford Ignite - Polytechnique, Paris, France: Powering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Powering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Past participants in Ignite -- Polytechnique share what makes it essential to entrepreneurial success.


Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, post-doc program in a nonbusiness field.

Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred).

If you have an MBA, graduate degree in management, and/or extensive managerial training, you are not eligible to apply.


The cost of attendance includes course materials, program events, and some meals.

Tuition for Stanford Ignite – Polytechnique
2014 US $10,000


Submit your application as early as possible. To be considered for admission, your application must include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via the application website

Applications will not be accepted after the published deadline.