Learn about what it really takes to get into top-tier universities

Want to learn how to help give your child an advantage when applying to top universities? Join our webinar and hear from an expert what your child can do to set themselves apart during the competitive application process.

Our hosting experts, Lloyd Nimetz and Larry Liu from The Spike Lab have been working with students to help them stand out from their competitors. 88% of The Spike Lab’s students were accepted to their top-choice universities. Universities that The Spike Lab’s students have been admitted to include Columbia, Duke, UPenn (Wharton), UChicago, Georgetown, and many more. More importantly, these students have developed the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and today’s fast-paced world.

Lloyd Nimetz and Larry Liu, Founder and Co-founder of The Spike Lab respectively, will guide you through the role of innovation in university admissions through the perspective of admissions officers and why grades alone are no longer enough. Join to learn and understand:

  • What the Harvard Lawsuit was all about and its implications for international students and Asian students.
  • The Ivy League admissions criteria from the inside.
  • How to build a personal story and express it in a personal statement.
  • How to nurture student passion and purpose so they can live more purpose-driven lives.
  • Advice for students about how to explore and develop their own sense of purpose and turn that purpose into an asset.


Tuesday, February 4, 8:30 am - 9:30 am


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Special Guest Speaker

Lloyd Nimetz

Founder, The Spike Lab

Lloyd Nimetz

Lloyd Nimetz is the founder of The Spike Lab. He is a serial entrepreneur and start-up investor who has been a founder of five for-profits and non-profits in the US, Taiwan, Argentina, and India. Previously he directed the education start-up accelerator of 4.0 Schools and before that was the co-founder of Dev Bootcamp NYC (parent company was acquired by Kaplan Inc in 2014). Lloyd went to Stanford University for his MBA, studied undergrad at Williams College and was a Fulbright Scholar. He travels frequently to Taiwan and lives in New York City with his wife, who grew up in Taipei, and his two daughters.



Larry Liu

Co-founder of The Spike Lab

Larry Liu

Larry is an educator and co-founder of The Spike Lab. He was a high school teacher for six years, during which he taught AP Psychology, AP English, IB Physics, Robotics, Game Design, and Special Ed English. He has designed and run student leadership programs in the US, China, Mexico, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Larry is an expert on growth mindset and founded an education consulting company that coaches school leaders throughout the US. Before The Spike Lab, Larry became an experienced entrepreneurship coach, mentoring the founders of early stage startups through recognized startup accelerator programs like 4.0 Schools, the CUNY Student Accelerator, and The New School’s New Challenge. Larry speaks English and Mandarin fluently and currently lives in Taipei.