Participant Profile

Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is ideally suited for recent veterans who are looking to start their own business as an entrepreneur or grow within an existing organization as an intrapreneur.

Hear from Past Participants

Operations Manager GSRS, Google

“2020 was a hard pivot for us all, but the Stanford Ignite program did not miss a single beat. They adapted a virtual format and offered the same world-class business curriculum, taught by the same world-class Stanford faculty members. The education, experience, and people I met through Ignite were absolutely key in my military to civilian transition!”

Founder, American Women Veterans

“This opportunity and experience are unlike any other that exists. This is a world-class entrepreneurship model in an academic program for just veterans. There aren‘t words to articulate the value of this program, not just to those of us here but to all of those in the future who will be touched by the ripple effect of this group of inspiring men and women.”

Workforce Analyst, U.S. Coast Guard

“There is no transition program out there like it! Stanford Ignite teaches the veteran community how their skill set can be translated into the private sector, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how to be productive team members in our next ventures.”


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education