The Edge Program

In close collaboration with researcher Nadav Shir, PhD, and his research into entrepreneurship and well-being, we are happy to introduce a new program for aspiring change agents. EDGE is tailor-made to empower students to form a 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 to develop the skills necessary for the discovery and realization of your personal and entrepreneurial 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, personal myth 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.

Become the entrepreneur you always dreamed of

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.



2019-01-25 – 2019-05-31
Fridays 8:30 – 12:00, 15 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), 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 2nd. All material must be submitted through the SSES website by midnight November 9th. Accepted students will be notified in December. The program will start in January 2019.

Program DIrector and developer

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

Student Testimonials

”This is my fifth year in my education. And I can say that Nadav is the best teacher I ever had. I wish I could have more courses with him.”

”Best teacher I ever had. Huge knowledge and very good at sharing the knowledge. I wish I could have more courses with Nadav”

”A truly great professor who loves his work and puts heart in it.”

”Nadav has inspired me to continue to develop myself as a public speaker and negotiator. Nadav was one of the most amazing lecturers I have ever had.”

”The professor inspired me with his knowledge and his way of teaching! He is super engaging and very interesting!”

”Nadav is a great teacher. He goes beyond traditional methods of teaching.”