This isn’t another one of those expensive, snazzy conferences people pay thousands of dollars to attend and be put in nice hotels with classy food and way too much “networking.”
No, this is ASES Summit. We’re here to solve the world’s toughest problems. We promise to push you to work harder than you ever have before, teach you things you never would have encountered, and to break you out of your comfort zone and your current way of thinking. On day one, be prepared to hit the ground running. You’ll form teams and in just seven days, you’ll be expected to solve a wicked problem and pitch your solution to a panel of seasoned Silicon Valley experts. Every day, we’ll have Stanford-led workshops and incredible speakers, designed to create the perfect blend of practical, actionable skills, and advice with mind-blowing, perspective-changing inspiration. By the end of Summit, you’ll be comfortable being uncomfortable, you’ll see the world in a completely different light, and you’ll have formed deep bonds with 34 other of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs.
D.thinking is an actionable and effective way of creatively solving problems. It’s taught at Stanford and embraced by the Valley’s best startups. In one week, you will learn it from the best, use it to solve a problem, and then master it for your next startup.
You’ll work closely with 35 of the best entrepreneurs from around the world. We say work, but it’s so much more than that. You’ll spend the week learning, laughing, and bonding with the other delegates as you soak up everything that is Silicon Valley.
Maybe its the fresh Californian air. Maybe its the incredible delegates you’ll meet. Maybe its the amazing speakers and workshops. In any case, we see it every year: after Summit, delegates always go on to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
November 18, 2016
January 7, 2017
April 9 – April 14, 2017
“ASES Summit provided an incredible opportunity for me to learn, develop and meet entrepreneurs from all over the world. Throughout the program, I constantly felt that my way of thinking was being challenged from both the workshops offered and ideas of those around me. I would encourage anyone who is looking to refresh their perspective on their way of thinking and entrepreneurship to apply.”
University of New South Wales
“ASES Summit is a must do for any entrepreneur. You will meet extraordinary talent, make great friends, and learn an awful lot."
University of New South Wales
“I met many inspiring people during Summit and built an invaluable network of friends! I took the lessons and experiences very personally and felt so happy to gain new perspectives for my startup. It’s indeed a life-changing experience!"
University of Indonesia
“ASES Summit provided me with a fantastic opportunity to step outside my comfort zone, meet a group of incredible people, and to gain insight and advice from the best in the business. I came home inspired and ready to take on the world. I wish I could go back and do it all again!”
University of Auckland
Earlybird Deadline: November 18, 2016
Regular Deadline: January 7, 2017
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