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.

Hear from Past Participants

Director of Business Development and Growth, The Mobility House

“The education was fantastic. Truly world-class professors. I also gained a new sense of passion for business that I previously hadn't cultivated in the six years of my professional life until now. For that, I am beyond grateful.”

Astrodynamics and Mission Design Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation

“I feel confident applying the lessons learned to future ventures or projects thanks to this program. The project component was extremely useful in getting hands-on experience building a company and working through the challenges that come with diverse groups and differences in opinion.”

Commercial Manager, SCIEX

“I have learned so much from Ignite. I've had ‘ah-ha!’ moments every day throughout the program, constantly being amazed by how much knowledge and experience I've absorbed. It has also helped me crystalize whether running a startup is my fit or not, which is of great value.”

Meet your Peers

Participants in the Stanford Ignite – Full-Time program come to campus eager to work on venture projects. The majority choose Ignite to complement their graduate studies and/or research positions with hands-on experience. Those that come from industry positions represent a variety of functional areas.


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education