participant profile

Stanford Ignite 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, 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
Co-founder, The Organ Preservation Alliance
Stanford Ignite

“Stanford Ignite was a life-changing experience. I learned how to take an idea from scratch, brainstorm and iterate on it, formulate it and pitch it to investors. This program is great if you want to develop the business fundamentals that will help you take your idea to the next level.”


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education