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Stanford Ignite – Polytechnique


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


  • 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.

Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions.


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

  • 2014 tuition: US $10,000


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

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

Applications will not be accepted after the published application deadline. Please note that the program will be conducted in English.

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.