Stanford Ignite-Polytechnique Program in innovation and entrepreneurship
will utilize high definition technology to bring faculty from Silicon
Valley into a TelePresence facility in Paris starting September 25.
High-potential scientists, technologists, doctors and inventors from
throughout Europe who seek to drive economic growth through
entrepreneurship have until Monday, July 14 to apply.
A limited number of scholarships will be made available for admitted
applicants who apply by Monday, June 30, and who demonstrate financial
The joint program between Stanford Graduate School of Business and École
Polytechnique, one of Europe's finest schools of engineering and
science and one of the leading Grandes Écoles in France, will
convene at state-of-the-art facilities at Cisco
France, centrally located in Issy-les-Moulineaux with easy access t
Participants of the Stanford
Ignite-Polytechnique program join a global network of high-impact
innovators and entrepreneurs from Stanford Ignite programs deployed
around the world including Bangalore, India; Santiago, Chile; and
Beijing, China. These global participants have started more than 100
successful companies since the program was introduced at Stanford in
The program provides exposure to both the fundamentals of business and
the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating, and moving business
ideas forward. Classes draw on the same world-class Stanford faculty who
teach in the MBA program. The curriculum is designed to deliver the same
highly personal and innovative instruction that technical professionals
and students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business experience - in
a European dimension. École Polytechnique will enrich the program by
bringing leading European executives, venture investors, legal experts,
and lecturers to the program as guest speakers and mentors to provide
real-world feedback on team projects.
For nonbusiness technical or medical professionals and graduate
Intended for individuals who do not have graduate business training,
Stanford Ignite-Polytechnique applicants must be currently enrolled
students in a master's, PhD, MD, or post-doctoral program studying
non-business fields; or must be professionals with a minimum of a
bachelor's (BA or BS) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Advanced degrees preferred. Classes meet Thursday evenings, Fridays, and
Saturdays, and additional meetings, as needed, for project work.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials as soon as
possible. A complete application will contain: the finished online
application, a resume, a series of short essays, and two letters of
recommendation. Tuition is 7 000€ and includes course materials, some
meals, and program events.
About Stanford Ignite
About École Polytechnique
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