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Lloyd Nimetz

Serial entrepreneur, educator, investor, milonguero, dog-lover and Coach, Founder & CEO of The Spike Lab

Hiring a College Consultant: What You Should Consider

Hiring a College Consultant: What You Should Consider 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Hiring a college consultant is not altogether different from finding a coach for a triathlon. Here’s what to look for and avoid.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL Different

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL 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 The Spike Lab apart, and shout out a few other notable programs.

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.

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

Our first pro bono Young Innovators Program with the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, was a success! Learn more about how this workshop serial version of our 1:1 Spike Coaching program develops teen entrepreneurs.

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College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes

College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

  In the same way that Covid has radically transformed so much of our society, it has catalyzed major shifts in the…

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!

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Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore

Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Decades before, a well-rounded high school student could easily gain college admission into the most elite schools. However, the elite college admissions system shifted with the times. Knowing how modern college admissions has evolved historically can help today’s applicant understand how to stand out in today’s competitive environment.

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike 538 476 Lloyd Nimetz

If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens)

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens) 1200 468 Lloyd Nimetz

High school students around the world are scrambling to figure out what to do this summer due to the Pandora’s box of programmatic changes and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic . This article is meant to provide some clarity and guidance amidst the chaos.

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.

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.