Who should attend
- U.S. Post-9/11 veterans
- Active duty, transitioning, retired military personnel (enlisted or officer)
- Service members with a high school diploma (those with formal graduate business training to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
About the course
Stanford Ignite Post-9/11 Veterans is tailored to recent U.S. veterans who want to bolster their know-how about innovation and entrepreneurship.
This full-time program is exclusively for post-9/11 veterans and uses the same curriculum as our global Stanford Ignite offerings.
- Participants visit local Bay Area companies, hear from influential guest speakers, and attend professional development sessions.
- Participants work in teams of five or six to develop a new product or service for an existing organization or a new venture.
- Business concepts learned in the classroom span core business and functional skills that are reinforced through practical application in these team venture projects.
- Participants learn how to successfully present their ideas during a daylong communications bootcamp and later apply these lessons by giving a brief elevator pitch.
- Team presentations to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs, who provide feedback, such as the viability of the venture idea business plan, for educational purposes.
- Stanford GSB alumni and industry experts are actively engaged as mentors and panelists evaluating student presentations.
Learn from Stanford GSB faculty what it takes to formulate, develop, and commercialize new ideas.
Leveraging Stanford’s deep connection to Silicon Valley, Stanford Ignite - Post-9/11 Veterans exposes participants to leading-edge research and frameworks in areas that span all business operations.
- Business Models: Gain an introduction to the process of business model development through a case-study analysis from a variety of industries
- Marketing: Find out how market research enables participants to better understand customer needs, hone in on unmet client expectations and validate hypotheses about the market.
- Product-Market Fit: Explore how consumers evaluate fit between company offerings and their needs, both functional and symbolic.
- Accounting and Financial Statements: Dive deep into the elements of the financial reporting environment and the role of the primary financial statements to identify key relations among them.
- Pricing: Learn more about the unifying framework for value-based pricing, which focuses on understanding the economic value created by a company’s product or service to its target markets.
Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel ...
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