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Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans

Stanford Ignite offers a program tailored to recent U.S. veterans who want to bolster their know-how about innovation and entrepreneurship and ease their transition to civilian life.

Stanford Ignite for Post-9/11 Veterans
Powering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Participants in the Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans program share what makes this program essential to entrepreneurial success.
Program Overview

This full-time program is exclusively for Post-9/11 veterans and uses the same curriculum as our global Stanford Ignite offerings. It also features components such as career advising, visits to local Bay Area companies, and sessions with hiring managers. Stanford GSB alumni veterans will be actively engaged as mentors, guest speakers, and panelists evaluating student presentations.


U.S. Post-9/11 veterans are eligible to apply.

If you have an MBA, graduate degree in management, and/or extensive managerial training, you are not eligible to apply.

Time Commitment

Stanford Ignite provides approximately 100 classroom hours and 100 to 150 project hours. It requires a 100% time commitment for the duration of the program. Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions.


The cost of attendance includes housing (single-occupancy), course materials, program events, and some meals.

Tuition for Post-9/11 Veterans Offering



*Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is subsidized by the generous donations of dedicated Stanford GSB alumni.


Submit your application as early as possible. To be considered for admission, your application must include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via the application website

Applications will not be accepted after the published deadline.


Spotlight Past Participant - Stanford Ignite 2017 Genevieve Chase
Past Participant Spotlight
Founder, American Women Veterans
Stanford Ignite

This opportunity and experience is 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.


Spotlight Past Participant - Stanford Ignite 2017 Bill Dean
Past Participant Spotlight
Veteran Leader, Army Special Operations
Stanford Ignite

Ignite is an exceptional program that provides a toolkit for success in the business and entrepreneurial worlds. The people in the program alongside you will be a key piece of your future network, and the opportunity to make connections within the wider Stanford community is priceless.