Youth Entrepreneurship

In Defense of The Teen Passion Project

In Defense of The Teen Passion Project 1366 795 Lloyd Nimetz

New York Magazine recently published a scathing cover article titled, Inventing the College Applicant, that harmfully frames teen passion projects as an inauthentic tactic used by rich teens to get into top colleges. This post is a defense of the teen passion project. When done for the right reasons, it is an effective educational model for teens.

💡 Spikes can be an antidote to the toxic achievement culture felt by teens

💡 Spikes can be an antidote to the toxic achievement culture felt by teens 600 586 Lloyd Nimetz

In his 2023-24 back-to-school message, our founder shares about how spikes are becoming more common for teens in high-achieving communities and are starting to get recognized, if done right, as a way to protect teens from the toxicity of high achievement culture – to become “healthy achievers”.

Teen Entrepreneurship Ebook: Download for free now!

Teen Entrepreneurship Ebook: Download for free now! 1000 1000 Natasha Chou

“A Teen Entrepreneur’s Handbook” explains the basics of teen entrepreneurship and offers frameworks that turn ideas into reality. Free for a limited time. Download your copy now!

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes Spike Lab Different

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes Spike Lab Different 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Are you a teen who wants to a business? Or become an innovator? In this article, I’ll describe the unique benefits of learning entrepreneurship in high school, highlight the beliefs that set Spike Lab apart, and shout out a few other notable programs.

how to build confidence in teens

How To Build Confidence in Teens

How To Build Confidence in Teens 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Confidence is what we feel when we believe in ourselves. How can parents help their teens build this superpower? And how can teens supercharge their confidence through our Spike Coaching program?

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition 1000 1000 Larry Liu

The importance of self-reflection for students appears in both a Spike project and colleges applications. But how do you cultivate this skill that is essential for lifelong learning and success?

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

This article showcases the Spike pitches of sixteen kid entrepreneurs who recently finished our inaugural Young Innovators Program, in partnership with the New Jersey professional chapter of the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Does the idea of being an entrepreneur feel overwhelming? Like you don’t know where to start? This is why we’ve compiled the best books for young entrepreneurs!

Craft Your Best Pitch II: Guided Examples

Craft Your Best Pitch II: Guided Examples 840 840 Charlene Chiu

We previously explained how to craft a pitch. In this blog post, we’ll show you two example pitches and explain what works and what doesn’t.

Craft Your Best Pitch I: Where to Start

Craft Your Best Pitch I: Where to Start 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Got a great idea for a product or project? Not sure how to pitch it to potential users? Here’s a guide on how to start!

Students Should Stop Incorporating Nonprofits

Students Should Stop Incorporating Nonprofits 1000 877 Lloyd Nimetz

If you’re young and starting a new social venture, don’t make the common mistake of registering as a nonprofit too early. This article outlines three other options you should consider first: staying informal, organizational sponsorship and fiscal sponsorship.