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Stanford GSB to Host Second Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in India

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) held an inaugural certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship for technical professionals earlier this year in India and was so pleased with the results that it is already accepting applications for a second session next spring.

Applications for Stanford Ignite – Bangalore 2014 will be accepted through November 22, 2013. Classes will meet on extended weekends from April 4th thought June 8th. Exceptional, self-sponsored applicants who demonstrate need may be eligible for fellowships to cover the program’s cost.

“Just a few weeks ago, we presented certificates of completion to an incredibly talented cohort of 41 smart and energetic working professionals in such fields as medicine, law, engineering and robotics,” Yossi Feinberg, economics professor and faculty director of Stanford Ignite, said in a statement. “These individuals embody the intent of the Stanford Ignite program to drive economic growth through entrepreneurship by teaching innovators, both entrepreneurs and ‘intrapreneurs,’ the business skills to bring their ideas to market.”

The inaugural Stanford Ignite-Bangalore program met between August 10th and October 7th at a state-of-the-art facility provided by Infosys. The timing of the second Stanford Ignite-Bangalore program was shifted to spring so that more faculty can participate. It also will meet on extended weekends so that students from locations outside of India can take part, the school announced.

The program, which is aimed at nonbusiness technical professionals, is taught by the same Stanford GSB faculty who teach in the MBA program through a mix of in-person lectures and high-definition virtual presentations from Silicon Valley. Designed to help innovators in India and elsewhere learn to formulate, develop and commercialize their ideas, the program also includes prominent executives and corporate, venture and angel investors as guest speakers.

Tuition for the program is $8,350, which includes course materials, program events and lunch and dinner for evening and Saturday sessions. Applicants who can demonstrate financial need can apply for a small number of full-tuition fellowships once accepted into the program.

Additional Stanford Ignite programs will be offered in China and Paris in 2014, as well as on the Stanford campus in spring and summer.

Learn more about Stanford Ignite.