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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

We are uncertain of when we will be able resume the delivery of our physical programmes and welcome our delegates in Cambridge Judge Business School. This year we have decided to postpone Ignite until 5-10 September in the hope that we can welcome our delegates in Cambridge.

If it will not be safe to run the physical programme in September we will be committed to deliver it online as we did in June 2020.

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 international graduates, researchers, scientists and innovators with entrepreneurial ambition who have a developed business idea or earlystage venture in the technology or life sciences sectors.

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Programme overview

Ignite aims to enable delegates to prepare their own venture for launch in the commercial arena in one week through immersion in a hot-house environment of tailored, practical support that encourages rapid development.

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Fees and accommodation

Depending on the type of delegate, fees vary. The fee includes all programme sessions, course materials, refreshments and lunches during the week of Ignite, networking receptions that are included in the timetable and a celebration final dinner.

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Apply to Ignite

The annual Ignite programme will run in the first week of September 2021 from Sunday, with a welcome and induction session, to Friday. We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that we may group delegates and assign mentors effectively.

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Become a funding partner

Are you interested in funding delegate places at Ignite? We work with a range of companies and institutions from across the globe who support places as part of their mission to foster entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Become a sponsor

We have opportunities for companies to access talent, leverage connections and raise visibility in the Cambridge ecosystem through sponsoring networking events during the Ignite week.

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Dates: To be confirmed

Format: online


Contact us

If you have any queries, please get in touch at [email protected]

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