Stanford searching for British entrepreneurial talent for first UK teaching programme

Graduate School of Business will work with British innovators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Britain’s aspiring science, technology, engineering and mathematics entrepreneurs are being called to sign up for the first ever UK-based teaching programme launched by Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The Stanford Ignite-London programme will feature teaching staff from the world-renowned Silicon Valley school giving lectures, via full HD video link from California to a classroom in Canary Wharf (pictured).

The 10-week progamme aims to foster the talents of innovative individuals with a natural aptitude for science and technology, helping them to commercialise their business ideas. Participants will be tutoured in the fundamentals of management and the more practical aspects of how to grow their business.

As well as learning from the Business School’s highly experienced faculty, participants will work closely with industry experts and mentors from the UK and around the world, providing an unrivalled depth of contemporary global knowledge.

A small number will be selected to receive up to a full scholarship on the programme, based on the merits of their application, excellence in their field, drive for innovation and potential to create world-changing impact.

Stanford Ignite-London is open to technical professionals with a bachelor’s degree and professional experience, or graduate students currently undertaking a masters, MD, PhD, Post-doc or other non-business related qualification.

The course provides 100 classroom hours, up to 150 project hours and will cost less than £6,500. Selection is by an application process, more information can be found here.

Bethany Coates, assistant dean for global innovation programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business, commented: “Britain’s rich history of science and innovation make it a natural choice for our new programme.

“We hope that by marrying this with our well-known business acumen and Silicon Valley thinking, we can really help to develop nascent ventures and new lines of business within existing corporations.

“If you are a talented individual with science and technology experience, who has been sitting on a promising idea, this programme provides a vital toolkit.”

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