8 Week Startup & Design Thinking Bootcamp with Stanford Professor

Enable your kids to stand out at college applications!
Time: 1-4 PM PT / 4 -7 PM ET on Saturdays.
Spring Camp: March 26 - May 21, 2022
Summer Camp: June 11 - Aug 6, 2022
Fall camp: Sept 10 - Oct 29, 2022


This camp will be a small class, live and interactive, and full of 1-1 coaching and small group discussion.  We will coach your student to get their unique idea, their business pitch PPT, a pitch Video, and application design using Figma. 

Your student will learn how to make a business PPT, a professional video presentation, and design an app.  These can be your student's college application material.

Here is the detailed information, please feel free to email us at support@a2cAcademy.org

If you have any questions, please email support@a2cAcademy.org.

About instructor

Dr. Liz Xu

Elizabeth is a public company board member and the CEO of A2C Leadership Group. She has served as two CTO positions of billion-dollar revenue companies: CP Group and BMC Software. She became a C-level executive in 2005 at a public company. She provides coaching in Leadership, Digital Transformation, AI, and cloud. She is also an investor for early-stage companies.

Dr. Elizabeth Xu has taught at Stanford University for 6 years about leadership, and currently is a guest lecturer at Stanford University Teaching Digital Transformation at the Department of Engineering Management Science. She is also the advisor for MIT Innovation Initiatives.

Elizabeth earned an M.S. and B.S. degree from Peking University and a Ph.D. and a Master’s Degrees from University Nevada, and She is a Harvard certified board member and attended the Stanford Executive Program.

Elizabeth received the TOP 50 Diversity Leader in the United States in 2020, the Presidential Award in 2019, the Global Leadership Award in 2018, the WITI Hall of Fame Award in 2017, and Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2013. She also received 10+ other prestigious awards. She is a trailblazer, leading a creative and proven path to the top.

Elizabeth lives by the credo of the four “L”s

1. Live to my fullest potential.
2. Love others and enable them to reach their fullest potential.
3. Learn continuously.
4. Leave a legacy.

Charles (Chuck) Eesley

Chuck Eesley is an Associate Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. As part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, his research focuses on the role of the institutional and university environment in high-growth, technology entrepreneurship. His research focuses on rethinking how the educational and policy environment shapes the economic and entrepreneurial impact of university alumni. His field research spans China, Japan, Chile, Bangladesh, Thailand and Silicon Valley and has received awards from the Schulze Foundation, the Technical University of Munich, and the Kauffman Foundation. He is a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Development, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford King Center on Global Development. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Strategic Management Journal. Before coming to Stanford, Prof. Eesley completed his Ph.D. at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He started his first company while earning a Bachelor's degree from Duke University in 2002. His work has been published among other places in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and Biological Psychiatry. Prof. Eesley previously was an entrepreneur, early employee, board member/advisor, and investor in the areas of life sciences, online education and machine learning. He has also been an advocate and mentor for historically under-represented groups in STEM, academia and the tech sector via programs such as Diversifying Academia, Recognizing Excellence (DARE), Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST), and SURF among others.

Bryan Zhuang


I am an illustrator from the Bay Area with experience in computer science. I specialize in visual development for the entertainment industry.

In elementary school, I would design games on paper to play with my friends. My hand-drawn games were always a hit, which fueled my fascination for design. When I got my first computer, I quickly learned to program, and I have been making art and games ever since. 

Yan Yan

Yan Yan is an award-winning product designer at A2C Academy. She also volunteers as a design team lead in Be the Change Foundation leading and coaching 10+ middle/high school and college students. Yan graduated from California College of the Arts with a Master of Fine Arts in Design. As a multiple-awards-winning designer, she shows strong talent in user experience design and visual communication. She believes that design can deliver joy, generate fresh curiosity, even bring the magic to life.