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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 as well as live sessions delivered by distance-learning technology, we are able to offer Stanford Ignite to innovators around the globe.

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.


Stanford Ignite — Polytechnique is offered as a part-time program using the same curriculum as the Stanford campus program.


Graduate Students

Current graduate students (master’s, MD, PhD, or post-doc) may apply. Applicants must be studying nonbusiness fields; MBAs or other graduate management students are not eligible.


A minimum of a BA or BS degree (advanced degree preferred) and some professional experience is required. Participants must be able to attend all sessions. Applicants with MBAs, graduate degrees in management, and/or extensive managerial training are not eligible.


This fee includes tuition, course materials, some meals, and program events.

  • 2014 tuition: US $10,000


A limited number of full-tuition, merit-based scholarships are available. Applicants who apply by 30 June 2014 and are accepted in the program, will be eligible to apply for a scholarship.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials as soon as possible. To be considered for admission, a complete application will include:

Applications will not be accepted after the published application deadline.

Past Participant Spotlight


PhD, Ecole Polytechnique, 2014 Winner of Concours Mondial d’Innovation
Stanford Ignite

Stanford Ignite far exceeded my expectations. Not only did I learn business fundamentals, I learned how to apply them while working with a highly motivated and gifted team.

Past Participant Spotlight


Senior Product Manager, Google
Stanford Ignite

The Stanford Ignite - Polytechnique program equipped me with everything I expected, and more. I am already applying the business concepts and skills I learned from Stanford Ignite - Polytechnique to my current job.