We are Igniters: Stanford Entrepreneurs & Silicon Valley Founders

An active community of more than 5000 entrepreneurs in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
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Our Events

What makes our events special?

Startup Focused

Do you have an idea for startup, a stealth stage startup trying to network or well funded startup trying to grow? Igniters community is for you.

Amazing Speakers

Our past speakers include Don Norman, Geoffrey A. Moore and Steve Blank. Our speakers are well known experts in the startup space.

Games, Prizes and Social

We host games, give away prizes, conduct book signing and have lots of fun. Join us and see what you have been missing.


Couldn't make it to an event? Forgot that one point, speaker mentioned? Check out the event blogs, twitter, slides, photos, and videos.

Live Streaming

Not based in the Bay Area, or just happen to be out of town and can't make it in person? Join our live streaming.

An Active Community

Meet other like-minded founders and entrepreneurs in the valley at our events! Get the strength of the community and grow with us.

You are Invited!

Check out our upcoming events. Come meet other like-minded founders and entrepreneurs, plus mingle with our special guest! Find co-founders/ business partners/ startup team members; or, find an exciting startup to join; or, just mingle and have fun!

What We Do

We invite Industry experts

We bring in influential speakers to speak about various topics related to startups, and our events also offer great networking opportunities.

They spend an evening with Igniters

Past topics include growth hacking, product building, pitching, legal, finance, community building, networking, innovation, UX, UI, design, marketing, sales, PR, and more!

Our events are Startup Focused


Our events are focused on every aspect of startup. Whether it be building Business Model Canvas with Steve Blank, Crossing the Chasm with Geoffrey A Moore or UX Hacking with Don Norman. Our events are tailored to startup audience.


Our members not only include Stanford entrepreneur and Silicon Valley founders but also entrepreneurs around the world.

Past Speakers!

About us

We are Stanford Igniters

We started this meetup after graduating from Stanford Ignite in 2013 to learn, grow and connect with other entrepreneurs, mostly to hang out together. Now with more than 500 members we are a strong and active community in the Silicon Valley


Cynthia Lee



Raj Lal



Wendy Soon


Event Host

Susan Moskowitz


Event Host

Shailesh Date


Event Host

Grace Zheng


Hosts and Sponsors


"Kudos again to our organizers. I don't know how they could have designed a better meetup. ;-) So many great takeaways. Most impactful for me was that some, but not all of us, are professional designers; but we are all designers. I'm an accountant so not a professional designer....but...perhaps I am a professional designer. I design accounting systems and definitely a lot of financial models in excel. Improving the experience for these tools definitely helps the user. Perhaps more of us our professional designers than we realize. My other favorite takeaway was that there is always resistance to new technology no matter how good it is. Plato was not originally a fan of the invention of books because he couldn't argue with a book they way he could with a fellow human being. ”
— Scott M. on Dec 21, 2013

“ awesome brillant group, with a refreshing perspective on business! ”
— Salma on Feb 22, 2014.

“ This was my first and want more. My intention is to attend as many as I can from now on. ”
— Masa K M. on May 28, 2014.

“ The last startup meetup group you'll need to join! Great job guys! ”
— Elijah A on Oct 9, 2013