Ignite is a 10-week accelerator where first-time founders find their first customers and
launch their businesses
In our batch, you learn everything you need to launch your startup from zero. We facilitate everything around you, so you can focus 100% at building a better future for you and the world.
- 1.5k-5k to launch your business over the summer
- Exclusive network that guides you around the common pitfalls of founding
- 10 Credits (ECTS)
- Accomodation for the needing
- Drive and motivation to solve a problem with a startup
- Ability to design, code or plan the first version of your product
- To move everything else away for 10 weeks, starting 3.6.
No, we don't.
Yes, you can, but you will need a team before the program. We can help you find one or fit you into an existing team. Keep in mind though, that the application is harder if applying alone.
Yes, you can. However, the program can be rough alone, so we recommend having at least two people from your team in the program.
No, we don’t want you to be attached to only one or any idea. To apply, you need a problem that you truly want to solve.
No, you don't. We make sure you learn all about founding in Ignite.
Yes, you can. However, you need to be in the starting phase since we help new founders accelerate their business. Take a moment to think what's your motivation to join Ignite and write that carefully to your application.
The latest in early March.
Yes you can. You don’t even need to be a student to begin with.
Participating fully in the program counts as completing the course (no exams).
Yes you can. Although, schools may have differences in accepting courses from Aalto University. We recommend you check that with your school.
We give you personal grants to get you through the summer. Remember, you can also apply for Kela’s benefit and student loan for the summer if you have enough credits from earlier in the year.
No. We firmly believe money is the last bottleneck for truly amazing ideas.
No. We have so many motivated applicants that we don’t think it would be fair to not have everyone commit 100% to Ignite during the summer.