accelerating early-stage startups

Intel Ignite invests in founders who have the vision to shape the future of technology. Beginning with our rigorous 12-week program and continuing over a lifetime, our unique platform empowers startups to succeed through customized support, access to global business and technology leaders, and a preferred path to the best investors.

dedicated
mentors

We recruit world-class mentors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, skills, and connections.

100%
ownership

We take no equity stake in the companies we champion and charge no program fees.

support
resources

We reduce the complexity of growing a company with access to specialized professional services.

intel
advantage

We drive business value by leveraging the full breadth and depth of Intel’s reach, scale, and resources.

speed
to market

We help founders accelerate research and development times with our international roster of domain experts.

global
network

We generously share support and resources. Each new cohort exponentially increases our reach and influence.

Program Overview setting the stage for success

Our program is divided into three sections, each focused on a critical aspect of startup growth. Led by our in-house development teams, industry-leading experts from both inside and outside Intel, and experienced program mentors, these sections empower teams to explore big ideas in a collaborative environment.

finding the ideal market fit

  • identify customer pain points
  • develop key differentiators
  • conduct competitor analysis
  • evaluate market feasibility

conquering tech challenges

  • create your R&D strategy
  • prove the viability of your solution
  • build a working proof of concept
  • develop your product with enterprise testing

positioning yourself for success

  • define your go-to-market strategy
  • create a roadmap for scalability
  • explore different funding types
  • develop an effective marketing plan

Ignite isn’t just another startup program. It’s a highly tailored curriculum that gives each company the tools they need for significant growth.

Life at Ignite launching visionary leaders

Our offices are vibrant epicenters of deep tech innovation. On any given day, teams can find themselves meeting with mentors, pitching to investors, or developing their technology on one of Intel’s campuses.

1 to 1 mentoring session

1:1 mentoring

Weekly coaching sessions with our development team, technology experts, and business executives.
Peer to peer huddle

ceo dilemma

Monthly peer-to-peer huddles that help founders solve tough business challenges.
Office work

office hours

Informal access to Intel’s world-class business and engineering talent and our development team.
Working session

founder's circle

Private, in-depth weekly sessions with accomplished entrepreneurs designed to identify potential blind spots.
Workshop meeting

workshops

Interactive workshops led by our development team that help startups reach their full potential.

Happy hour

happy hours

Casual weekly get-togethers that include teams, program staff, mentors, and alumni.

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Tangible Benefits driving strategic value

Building an industry-disrupting tech company requires more than just a great idea. That’s why we provide entrepreneurs with the specialized expertise, resources, and services they need to position themselves for success and move forward with confidence.

cloud services

Credits for services from providers like AWS, Google, and Microsoft.

legal services

Assistance with financing, contracts, investments, and other legal matters.

finance & audit services

Consultation on financial and operational strategy.

marketing services

Guidance on brand strategy, lead generation, social media, and more.

exclusive discounts

Special offers on the services startups need to thrive.

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