• COVID-19 Update: All coaching sessions are conducted remotely and the crisis has not impacted our operations.

Stand out
to top colleges

Become an
innovator for life

The Spike Lab is a startup incubator for high school students. We coach students one-on-one to build a “Spike,” a passion-project that has real world impact and is uniquely impressive.


Johns Hopkins ‘22

Learn how Jessica turned her interest in medicine into an inspiring initiative to help thousands of kids mentally prepare for reconstructive surgery.


Northwestern ’25

Inspired by her own background, Julia crafted a global art exhibition called “We Don’t Talk About That” to break the stigma around single-parent families in Asia.

Our Students


admitted to their reach 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.

Jane Chen

Harvard MPA ‘08, Stanford MBA ‘07, Pomona BA ‘00

Founder of Embrace Innovations: 300,000 baby lives saved. Public Speaker: TED, World Economic Forum, etc.

Find Your Spike

Learn about our 6-stage Spike Incubation program. Following this roadmap, any self-motivated high schooler can find their passion, identify a great Spike idea and successfully launch it into the world.

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