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. The EDGE Program is a truly unique and groundbreaking program that is tailor-made to empower students to form a personal vision and turn that vision into reality. Venturing beyond conventional approaches to education, this program is a journey towards life orientation. As a participant you will gain an increased self-understanding and will have the chance to develop a core set of practical skills necessary for the discovery, realization, and integration of abilities that contribute to 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, participants will get a tailor-made introduction to the global innovation ecosystem and join the community of thinkers and doers, of visionary minds and creative generalists, that make up the SSES universe.

Align your vision with Entrepreneurial action


our aim

Our aim with the program is to provide students with an increased understanding of themselves, the world and their place in it. Offering plenty of time, attention and resources, the program is designed to support and empower students to develop and deepen their 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 and a drive to explore themselves and their vision towards the challenge to change oneself 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 and applicants can be of any age and come from any background, have an idea for a startup or a company of their own, or not.

Selection criteria:

In order to be considered for the program, you have to submit an application through the SSES website, containing your CV and your answers to a few questions about yourself. Important to note, this program is focused on empowering individuals. You may or may not have your own startup in order to be eligible.

Based on submitted material and personal interviews, we will pick a handful of students to join the program. Applications open on October 2nd and all material must be submitted through our website at the latest midnight November 5th. Accepted students will be notified in December and 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.”