participant profile

Stanford Ignite – Full-Time is ideally suited for working professionals and graduate students with ideas for ventures that they would like to cultivate and refine.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred)
  • Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, or post-doc program in a nonbusiness field
  • Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Past Participant Spotlight
PhD Candidate, Stanford School of Engineering
Stanford Ignite

Stanford Ignite gave me the framework for analyzing key aspects of a new venture. I am currently transferring my PhD research into a new venture, and my colleagues and I utilize lessons learned from Stanford Ignite to frame our discussions on key aspects of our project.


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education