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

Live Online Program

Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is an intensive, four-week live online program that’s academically rigorous, hands-on, and collaborative. While entirely virtual, the Stanford Ignite experience is optimized for interaction and impact. Engage directly with Stanford GSB faculty during real-time lectures and Q&A sessions focused on the fundamentals of business.

Immediately apply new learnings by working on a team venture project with fellow innovators and receive ongoing small-group feedback from the faculty director, entrepreneurial mentors, and communication coaches. We’ve even created virtual social events to foster deeper connections and facilitate networking. Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is the ultimate in learning by doing. The four-week, full-time program culminates with a live online presentation and feedback session with venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs.

Key Benefits

Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is a certificate program that provides the business fundamentals you need to succeed at any entrepreneurial venture.

  • Learn fundamental business concepts from core business frameworks to tactical skills.
  • Evaluate and analyze cases with updates to reflect the new realities of COVID-19.
  • Reinforce and apply lessons learned by working on a team to develop a new product or service.
  • Improve communication, elevator pitch, and presentation skills in a daylong communications bootcamp.
  • Present your idea and get robust feedback from venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs.

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)

10 Oct 2021 – 04 Nov 2021

Live Online | US $2,500


29 Jul 2021

Payment Information

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Stanford GSB Certificate


Bryan Hiraki
Associate Director, Ignite Programs and On-Demand Courses Executive Education
Video Introduction
Video Introduction
Stanford GSB Live Online offers world-class tenured faculty, cutting-edge research, innovative ideas, and a uniquely experiential approach to learning.

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Faculty Leadership

Yossi Feinberg
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Economics

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