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ASES was founded at Stanford University in 1989 with the goal of connecting student entrepreneurs all over the world to create a global network of innovators. Decades later, ASES has many active branches and counting globally. We challenge our members to expand outside the Silicon Valley and solve the world's problems for billions of everyday people.

ASES has had a great influence on my freshman year. Beyond creating a strong community of friends and mentors, ASES allows me to connect with the international entrepreneurship community. After a fulfilling the Bootcamp experience, I went on to work with ASES chapters around the world to create a dialogue around high-tech entrepreneurship in Asia.

Maurice Chiang

Class of 2019

ASES was definitely a highlight of my Stanford freshman year. Through ASES, I've gained entrepreneurship knowledge, leadership experiences, and an amazing community of peers and upperclassmen. This summer, I even got to reunite with two of the ASES Zhejiang chapter members (and Summit delegates) during my Stanford-sponsored internship in Shanghai!

Joanne Shang

Class of 2019

I joined ASES through Bootcamp during my freshman fall quarter at Stanford. Immediately, I felt welcomed into a tight-knit community of all age groups outside of my freshman dorm. Bootcamp not only offers a unique learning environment, but also allows new members to develop strong relationships with their team. ASES has given me the ability to strengthen my professional skills and learn from a Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs.

Ryan Kurohara

Class of 2019

Quality over Quantity

We focus on providing our members significant value in the forms of learning, networking, and fun. This is only possible because we limit the number of the events we do so we can do them extremely well.

Bootcamp - Solve
Wicked Problems.

Get ready to learn quickly and work hard. During Fall Quarter, first year ASES members form teams to solve a real problem. Bootcamp utilizes design thinking strategies to teach you about product development and starting a company. Bootcamp culminates in a pitch competition to a panel of VC's and entrepreneurs at the end of the quarter.

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Solve a Problem
Pitch to VCs

Summit - Connecting Global Entrepreneurs.

Every year we select 35 of the world's best collegiate entrepreneurs to come to Stanford and participate in a week of entrepreneurship, design, incredible guest speakers, and wicked problem solving. Summit is great for the delegates and even better for ASES members who get to expand their networks globally and gain first-hand exposure to global problems and ways of thinking.

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Launchpad - Enabling Local High Schoolers.

We've all been high schoolers at one point so we know that high schoolers have great ideas! Launchpad is all about enabling these students to turn their ideas into realities, whether they be simple websites advances mobile apps, or fast growing businesses.

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VC3 - Funding Stanford's Startups.

ASES's mission is to solve global problems. We do this with great educational programs like Bootcamp but also by providing problem sovlers with incredible resources. With VC3, we connect the Valley's most prominent VC's with startups taking on the world's most challenging, painful problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are you guys different from other entrepreneurship organizations on campus?
As a global organization, we focus on solving the world's problems, not just the Silicon Valley's. There's tons of cool apps and services here in the Valley and we think that's totally awesome. But as students of one of the best institutions in the world, we think we can do better than that so we challenge our members to solve the hardest and most painful problems for the billions of everyday people around the globe and not just create yet another iteration upon an existing "app" we already have in the Valley.
What will I get out of ASES?
We get it, you have 4 years at Stanford before you have to enter the "real world" and you want to grow as much as you can. Personal development and community are core to us. We only do things when there is clear and significant learning opportunities for our members. We're able to do this because we're a smaller organization by design; this allows us to skip out on the bureaucracy that plagues larger clubs, gives every member the opportunity to have personal growth and real impact in the club, and allows our community to be real and close knit.
What does ASES stand for?
The Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society. Also, we know what it looks like, but it's pronounced like "aces."

Contact Us

Wanna chat? Hit us up and we'll get back to you soon! Have an attachement or just prefer to email us? No problem, we're at ases.stanford1989@gmail.com