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.
Comprised of a blend of practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and experienced advice and support from leading entrepreneurs and innovators, it will give you the tools, contacts and confidence to transform your idea into a successful business project or venture.
Now in its 22nd year, Ignite has an impressive track record of both inspiring successful new business ventures and bolstering internal business development.
If you’re ready to take your spark and ambition and turn a business innovation into a reality, join us on the next Ignite programme.
Over 1,100 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.
If you’re ready to turn your innovation into a business proposition join us on the next Ignite programme.
Who is it for?
Ignite is for those who already have a business idea or early stage venture. The programme will help you to assess and validate the commercial feasibility of your business plan and better define and shape its potential for success. Ignite will build on your existing skills and background in business by increasing your network of contacts and surrounding you with the knowledge and experience of highly regarded industry mentors.
Researchers and managers from established organisations with business ideas for:
- Diversification of products and markets
- An internal venture or a spin out from your company
- Determining the best business model and marketing strategy to commercialise a new idea
- Developing commercial proposals to the Company Board in order to secure resources and internal support for your team
Students, graduates or academics considering your own venture.
Directors of existing young businesses that are seeking to commercialise a new product or service.