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The 23rd Annual ASES Summit

We're looking for 40 of the world's
craziest collegiate entrepreneurs.

This Year's Theme: Finding Opportunities in Adversity

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 harder than ever before, teach you things you’ve never encountered, and take you far out of your comfort zone. On day one, be prepared to hit the ground running. You’ll form teams, and in just seven days, 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 leave having formed deep, lasting bonds with 39 of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs.

Get ready for Summit.

Design Thinking.

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.

Global Network.

You’ll work closely with 35 of the best entrepreneurs from around the world. We say work, but in fact, Summit is 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.

Wicked Problems.

Maybe it’s the fresh California air. Maybe it’s the incredible delegates you’ll meet. Maybe it’s the amazing speakers and workshops. In any case, we see it every year: after Summit, delegates go on to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Let's get the details out of the way.

Earlybird Deadline

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Regular Deadline

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Summit Week

April 12 – April 23, 2021

Number of Spots



Stanford University

Don't just take our word for it.

Here's what past delegates have to say.
David Lu

“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.”

David Lu
University of New South Wales

Nelson Boyd

“ASES Summit is a must do for any entrepreneur. You will meet extraordinary talent, make great friends, and learn an awful lot."

Nelson Boyd
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!"

Rangga Husnaprawira
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!”

Jessica Tulp
University of Auckland

Let's get to work.

Early Bird Deadline: January 10, 2021

Regular Deadline: February 14, 2021

2021 Applications will be available soon.