ASES Launchpad is typically a 1 day event for high schoolers in the Bay Area. However, this year we're taking opportunity of the remote setting to open our event to high schoolers across the US and it will be a 2-day event from 10th to 11th of April 2021. Were Stanford students who have launched our own businesses or personal projects, and we understand how hard it can be to get started. If youre interested in creating something, we want to give you the skills to hit the ground building. Launchpad serves as an accessible introductory point to the technical, design, and business skills that are necessary to break into the startup world. This year, our curriculum will have an extra focus on social entrepreneurship and needfinding within your own communities. We'll be holding a lot of new workshops and speaker events.
No prior experience is required! We at ASES believe that any individual can make a positive impact through entrepreneurship and we especially encourage those historically underrepresented in tech to apply!
Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and people all around the world are using the design thinking process in order to identify big problems and come up with creative solutions. As part of this program, we will walk you through this process: from identifying a problem, to searching for your very own solutions.
Now that you’ve got your idea, you’re ready to develop your pitch, whether that’s for potential co-founders, high-powered investors or curious strangers. You’ll learn to create your pitch from people who have keynoted at conferences and won pitch competitions. Best of all, you’ll get lots of practice and individualized feedback to hone your skills.
Design is becoming a cornerstone for the growth, image, and functionality of any product. We’ll teach you the fundamentals of graphic design, as well as take you through creating your own product mock-up and user testing.
Whether you’re a programming newbie or an experienced pro, you’ll leave our programming workshop with the basic tools to get off the ground in web development.