Before the course started we were given the opportunity to pitch an idea for a business to our classmates through an online forum. The pitches ranged from launching an affordable middle school gardening program to supply students with fresh vegetables to a program to accelerate language learning by incorporating virtual reality. Once the class started we voted on our favorite ideas and then small project teams were formed to transition the idea from ideation to implementation using the lessons learned each day.
Stanford IGNITE is a certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation developed by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. The primary target for the course is post graduate students working on master’s degrees or PHDs from the graduate schools at Stanford who want to learn how to commercialize the ideas from their research.