The Edge Program

In close collaboration with researcher Nadav Shir, PhD, and his research into entrepreneurship and well-being, we are happy to introduce for the second time our newly developed program for aspiring change agents. EDGE is tailor-made to help students uncover their personal (entrepreneurial) vision and turn that vision into reality. Going beyond conventional approaches to education, this program is a journey towards life orientation. As a participant, you will gain an increased self-understanding and develop skills necessary for moving towards personal growth and well-being.

What you get

During the course of one semester, students from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and cultures will meet in weekly sessions on topics such as ethics and moral vision, motivation, self-regulation, identity and well-being. In addition to the weekly sessions, you will get a tailor-made introduction to the local innovation ecosystem and join the community of diverse minds that make up the SSES universe.

Aligning your vision with entrepreneurial action

Applications closed

our aim

Our aim with the program is to provide you with an increased understanding of yourself, the world and your place in it. Offering plenty of time, attention and resources, the program is designed to support and empower you to develop and deepen your personal and entrepreneurial vision.



25 January – 3 April 2020
Introduction Weekend: 
25-26 January (both days 10-16)
Fridays 9:00 – 12:30: 31 January – 3 April, 10 lectures/sessions.
Thursdays 12:00 – 15:00, face-to-face meetings. Booking by students.

Taught at

SSES, Saltmätargatan 9, 4tr.

Who should apply?

The program is geared towards students (currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree or PhD) and alumni from our member schools, who are interested in taking the next step in their own personal development and who want to explore and deepen their entrepreneurial vision. We are looking for students with an intellectual curiosity to explore and change themselves and the world for the better. The program is highly selective, and we will only admit a handful of participants each semester. We welcome diversity. Applicants can be of any age and from any background, can have an idea for a startup or a company of their own, or not.

Selection criteria:

In order to be eligible for the program, please submit an application through the SSES website, including your CV and your answers to questions about yourself. This program is focused on empowering individuals. You do not need to have your own startup in order to participate.
Based on submitted material, a handful of students will be chosen to join the program. Applications open on October 1st. All material must be submitted through the SSES website by midnight November 10th. Accepted students will be notified in the first week of December. The program will start in January 2020.

Program DIrector and developer

Nadav Shir, Ph.D., The Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics

Student Testimonials

“Thank you for offering this program. It has impacted my life and been of great relief answering questions i have had and questions I did not know I wanted asked and answered.”

“Nadav is an inspirational teacher and EDGE shows how much he cares about the important problems in the social sciences and how unafraid he is to address what others ignore. He communicates his ideas with passion and I will always be grateful that he chose to share them.”

“Truly an outstanding program which should be offered to as many students at Konstfack as possible. We need it!”

“it was one of the most rewarding courses I’ve ever taken in my entire university life.”

“Nadav is an expert on the above and the only professor that has captured my undivided attention for 3 consecutive hours, week after week!”

“This program was much more than I could have expected, it’s an experience that can restructure an interested student into a better version of him/her self.”