Stanford Ignite – London: Turn Ideas into Action

Dr Marek Tyl Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 16 May 2016
3 min. read

“I’m truly impressed by the quality of the education, the network and the incredible, mission-driven team leading it. Worth every penny and more. I can’t recommend Stanford Ignite more highly.” David Bailey, Innovator & CEO, Stanford Ignite 2015 cohort

 After a highly successful 2015 cohort, the Stanford Graduate School of Business returns to London this autumn with the Stanford Ignite program. Inspired by the academic rigor of Stanford’s highly-competitive MBA and Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial mindset, Stanford Ignite teaches innovators to formulate, develop and commercialise their ideas. This unique program, taught by world-renown Stanford MBA faculty, incorporates the fundaments of business and the practical aspects of identifying and evaluating business ideas.

“I cannot think of any other programme which would have provided the blend of academic thinking, practical application and overall high quality learning experience like Stanford Ignite. I gained a fantastic network of peers with similar interests along with a 360-degree view of what it means to build a venture from idea generation to execution through to pitching to investors.” Winnie Awa, Digital Programme Manager at ASOS, Stanford Ignite 2015 cohort


The 3-month program includes class lectures, coaching sessions, advisory meetings with senior Stanford faculty, and panels discussions with venture capitalists and industry innovators. Participants learn:

  • Core business skills: marketing, operations, strategy, accounting, finance, and economics
  • Applied skills: negotiation, teamwork, public speaking, leadership, and pitching
  • Practical application: immediately apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-world, team-based projects


Who Should Attend

The program combines innovators, scientists, and engineers from leading companies with current graduate students and entrepreneurs working in startups or developing new products and services. The program directors and staff focus on building a diverse cohort of participants.

Worldwide Presence

Stanford Ignite is offered on the Stanford campus in Silicon Valley as well as in Bangalore, Beijing, London, New York City, São Paulo, and Santiago. Nearly 40 cohorts have completed the program since its beginning in 2006.

 Dates: 23 September – 4 December 2016
Class sessions are on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday over seven non-consecutive weekends.

 Venue: Infosys, Canary Wharf

Instructional Method: A combination of lectures, case evaluations, small group discussions, workshops, panels, and team projects.

Certification: Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an official certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 Application Deadlines:

            Round 1: 2 June*

            Round 2: 16 June


Start your application here.


Visit the website for more information


*Applicants must apply by the Round 1 deadline to be considered for a 50% scholarship.

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