Stand out
to top colleges
in 26 weeks

Become an
innovator for life

The Spike Lab is both a college admissions consultancy and a startup incubator for high schoolers. We coach students, primarily in East Asia, to build a passion-project that we call a “Spike”.


Johns Hopkins ‘22

Jessica grew up with a facial deformity called microtia. Learn how she turned that into an inspiring initiative to help other kids prepare mentally for reconstructive surgery.


Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) ‘22

Learn how Yani’s passion for sustainable energy and mobility ended up turning her school’s gym into a STEM-classroom and electricity generator that helped power her school.

Most of our students got admitted to their reach colleges!

Our Students


accepted to their reach colleges



accepted on average to these colleges

meet our coaches

Lloyd Nimetz

Stanford MBA ’08 + Williams BA ’01

Serial entrepreneur and startup investor. Founder or director of 3 education programs.

Larry Liu

Michigan MA ’08 + BS ’07

Founder of 2 education companies. AP and IB high school teacher for 6 years.

Theo Wolf

Cornell BA ’13

Consultant to education companies. Playwright and Hollywood script writer.

Find Your Spike

Learn how you can follow our proven program and work one-on-one with the best innovation coaches in the world to find your passion, identify a great Spike and launch it into the world.

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