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Coach Profiles: Introducing Nathaniel Toppelberg

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Nathaniel Toppelberg, a Yale alum who has launched multiple education companies.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Ayna Agarwal

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Ayna Agarwal, a Stanford alum and Harvard HBS Class of 2020 student with years of experience in tech and policy.

2019 Spike of the Year — Greta Thunberg: Fridays for Future Movement

2019 Spike of the Year — Greta Thunberg: Fridays for Future Movement 750 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Greta Thunberg won the Time Person of the Year with her Spike, the Fridays for Future Movement. We’d like to recognize her with our own distinction: The Spike of the Year.

How We Hire Our Unicorn Coaches

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At a 2.5% hire rate, it’s harder to become a coach at The Spike Lab than it is to get into Harvard. This article gives you an inside look at what we look for in our coaches and the interview process we’ve designed to make these difficult decisions.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Uchechi Kalu

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Uchechi Kalu, a Princeton alum and talented writer with experience in college admissions and starting companies internationally.

See us quoted in US News & World Report!

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Our founder, Lloyd, was quoted in a recent article in US News & World Report about some of the biggest mistakes international…

Coach Profiles: Introducing Grace Chiang

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Grace Chiang, a Yale alum and Stanford MBA with experience in venture-backed startups and at McKinsey.

The Spike Lab at New York EdTech Meetup

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Last week, our founder Lloyd had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the New York EdTech Meetup, the country’s largest…

The 14 Critical Innovation Skills Kids Aren’t Learning in High School

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This blog post outlines the most important competencies that high schoolers need to be developing to be prepared for the innovation economy. The primary categories include Initiative, Creativity, Planning and Communication.

The Spike Lab’s Reason for Being

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This article explains our company’s mission: to develop “purpose-driven innovators for life”. We are working to foster a fundamental paradigm shift in adolescent education that puts the development of purposeful innovators at the center.

The Future is Why

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In a world of rapidly increasing change, it’s no longer sufficient for students to learn hard skills and facts — the ‘what’. To thrive in this new environment, they need to develop purpose — a ‘why’. This blog post explains why purpose is so important for today’s youth and provides some guidance for how you can develop your own ‘why’.