Fueling Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs, March 7-10, 2018
The Ignite conference provides entrepreneurial MBA students and others with a chance to meet some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.
Bringing together students, CEOs and business leaders
A collaboration between our institute, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Rice University, Ignite is a four-day summit and tour that brings together innovative CEOs and business leaders to speak with students from UC Davis, Rice University and other top universities. You’ll network with other students, meet top entrepreneurial leaders and visit innovative companies in our own backyard, including:
learn from the personal stories of entrepreneurs
Ignite 2018 runs Wednesday-Saturday, March 7-10. This intense immersion experience begins with a welcome reception on the evening of Day 1, Bay Area field trips by bus on Day 2 and thought-provoking speakers on Days 3 and 4.
Students learn from the personal stories of entrepreneurs working to build their companies and from the successes—and failures—of the best and brightest that the Bay Area has to offer.
If you are an MBA or MPAc student who is interested in attending, please apply now. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2018. The cost for this unique and informative four-day experience is only $250. Once accepted into the program, prospective attendees will be sent detailed information on how to register. Questions? Please contact Senior Program Manager Niki Peterson.
2017 Featured Speakers
2018 speakers will be listed as they are confirmed.
Jack Gill – Scientist, Venture Capitalist, Professor and Philanthropist
Brad Burke – Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Cleveland Justis – Executive Director, UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Cate Dyer – CEO/Founder, StemExpress
Pam Marrone – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marrone Bio Innovations
Mark Randall – Chief Strategist, VP of Creativity, Adobe
H. Rao Unnava – Dean and Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Kirsten Tobey – Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Revolution Foods
Lorin Johnson – Founder, Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nicholas Seet – Co-Founder, SIVI AngelList Syndicate
Andrew Smith – CEO and Founder, ATDynamics Inc.
Brad Chisum – CEO, Chronodyne
Location, Dates & Travel Information
Ignite 2018 runs Wednesday-Saturday, March 7-10, 2018 on the UC Davis main campus in Davis, CA.
Coffee/tea, light snacks and lunch are provided daily. Dinner is provided on Day 1 and Day 4. Lodging, transportation and parking fees are the responsibility of the participant.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors
Interested sponsors for the 2018 Ignite program should contact us directly.