Participants from the Stanford Ignite - Sao Paulo program
Stanford Ignite – São Paulo

Participant Profile

Stanford Ignite – São Paulo 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. Note: Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on case-by-case basis.

Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on case-by-case basis.

Past Participant Spotlight
Educational Technology Director, Happy Code

The university is the standard when we talk about teaching quality. I was a teacher of educational technology, and my goal was to improve myself as a professional or to have my own business. Today, two years later, I am an educational director and partner of Happy Code, a technology and innovation school aimed at children and adolescents from 5 to 17 years old, currently expanding internationally. Ignite’s teachers are among the best I’ve ever had. Surely having Stanford in my curriculum brings great visibility, not only in Brazil, but all around the world.

Past Participant Spotlight
Founder, Instituto Ico Project

Stanford Ignite has changed my point of view. We had classes about segmentation, design thinking and minimum viable product, for example. And I remember the phrase that Professor Levav used: ‘You don’t have to re-invent the wheel; rather, improve what already exists’. If I hadn’t participated in the program, I would still be at home. The program was a game changer, and thanks to it I found myself doing something great again. The ‘change lives’ part of the mission is real.