About the Ignite programme
Ignite is an intensive, one-week entrepreneurship training programme for aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to trial and prepare business ideas for the commercial environment.
Our summer Ignite programme will take place on 30 June-5 July 2024.
Ignite’s unique blend of practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and advice and support from experienced entrepreneurs and innovators will be enhanced by scheduled site visits to several of Cambridge’s notable startups including the rising stars in technology and life sciences. Delegates will hear from their founders how they developed and brought an idea to market.
Now in its 23rd year, Ignite has an impressive track record of both inspiring successful new business ventures and bolstering internal business development.
Over 1,200 participants from 50 countries across Europe, Asia and America have attended Ignite since the programme started. It is estimated that approximately 300 business ventures have been created by Ignite alumni and are still up and running.
Bring your ambition and business idea to Ignite – a programme that gives you exclusive access to the knowledge and support systems in the world-renowned Cambridge Ecosystem. With the programme designed around best practices in academic and practitioner-based entrepreneurial training, Ignite will create for you and your fellow delegates your own unique space at the heart of the Cambridge ecosystem in which you can experience first-hand what it is like to explore and develop your idea supported by this ecosystem.
Apply to Ignite
The annual Ignite programme will run on 30 June-5 July 2024 starting with a welcome and induction session on Sunday and ending with Clinics and Pitches on Friday. We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that we may group delegates and assign mentors effectively.