Participants from the Stanford Ignite Post-9/11 Veterans program
Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans

Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans

Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is tailored to recent U.S. veterans who want to bolster their know-how about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Key Benefits

This program is exclusively for post-9/11 veterans and uses the same curriculum as our full- and part-time Stanford Ignite offerings.
  • Participants visit local Bay Area companies, hear from influential guest speakers, and attend professional development sessions.
  • Participants work in teams of five or six to develop a new product or service for an existing organization or a new venture.
  • Business concepts learned in the classroom span core business and functional skills that are reinforced through practical application in these team venture projects.
  • Participants learn how to successfully present their ideas during a daylong communications bootcamp and later apply these lessons by giving a brief elevator pitch.
  • Team presentations to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs, who provide feedback, such as the viability of the venture idea business plan, for educational purposes.
  • Stanford GSB alumni and industry experts are actively engaged as mentors and panelists evaluating student presentations.

Who Should Attend

  • U.S. Post-9/11 veterans
  • Active duty, transitioning, retired military personnel (enlisted or officer)
  • Service members with a high school diploma (those with formal graduate business training to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

2021 Program Dates TBD


In-person|Stanford GSB


Application is not yet available

Program Fee

US $2,500

The cost of attendance includes on-campus housing, course materials, program events, and some meals.


Stanford GSB Certificate


Bryan Hiraki
Associate Director, Ignite Programs and On-Demand Courses
Executive Education
Ignite Post-9/11 Veterans Participants

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Yossi Feinberg
  • Director, Driving Innovation and New Ventures in Established Organizations
  • Director, Stanford Ignite – Full-Time
  • Director, Stanford Ignite – Part-Time
  • Director, Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans

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