Next Enrollment Date: August 19th- Limited Spaces Remaining

that impacts millions

AlphaX is a virtual program with weekly sessions for highly ambitious teens who want to build a passion project that impacts millions: users, viewers, and revenue. Students secure a place in top colleges with their projects and pave a unique path forward.

At AlphaX, you will join an environment and peer group that will elevate your ambitions. You will also get coached on how to start and scale a world-class business, charity, or media project.

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Experience the real-world by creating A MASTERPIECE

When we say world-class, we mean millions in impact

Olympic athletes have a 75% chance of getting into elite colleges. The valedictorian with perfect SAT scores and a laundry list of leadership positions? Only 4%.

This is not your average class project where you launch a podcast and get 5 listeners…

Rhett Jones

Launched a world-class mountain bike park

In 1.5 years of AlphaX, Rhett:
  • Built mountain bike parks in Austin and for SpaceX
  • Raised $350k from investors and secured a $3 million land lease
  • Earned $100k+ in revenue in first 3 months of business
Rhett student at AlphaX
Grace Price


In 1.5 years of AlphaX, Grace :
  • Wrote, filmed, and produced a full-length documentary called "Cancer: A Food-Borne Illness" featured on Fox News Prime Time
  • Connected with world-renowned experts like Andrew Huberman and Dr. Thomas Seyfried
  • Built a following of 15k+ on Twitter which helped her land an internship with a Stanford and Harvard educated Medtech founder
Grace Student at AlphaX

Launched a charity education program for Ukrainian Refugees

In 1.5 years of AlphaX, hope:
  • Hosted two 500+ events overseas for children in refugee camps
  • Built a program waiting list of 50,000 Ukrainian kids
  • Fundraised $1M to scale up the charity
  • Accepted to Northeastern University
Hope Student at AlphaX
The AlphaX Format

Passion is discovered by doing, not by thinking about it

The AlphaX Format

Elle’s Story

elle built an AI driven dating app with 200k followers

In 1 year of AlphaX, elle:
  • Launched an AI-driven dating advice app, AskL, which receives 10,000+ messages a month
  • Grew her audience to 200k followers across platforms to promote her app
  • Met with the ex-CEOs of Bumble & Tinder to help bring her app to life
AskL AI dating app
Elle student at AlphaX

More Student Stories


Created the first teen-produced Broadway musical

In 1.5 years of AlphaX, Maddie:

  • Wrote a full Broadway musical
  • Collaborated with songwriters from around the world
  • Pitched her musical to Broadway investors
  • Planned her first musical showing at theater festivals

Disrupting the music industry with a contract-free record label

In 6 months of AlphaX, Hugo:

  • Launched his own label, HUM Marketing
  • Signed his first artist, Alicia DC, to his label
  • 20+ million views, 3.6+ million likes across platforms
  • Landed a dream internship with a top music producer for Summer 2024

Bringing financial literacy to millions of young people

In 6 months of AlphaX, Eric:

  • Ran a successful pilot program with a middle school in his area
  • Connected with several schools to launch pilot programs
  • Got advisors from Fidelity and University of Rhode Island on his Board of Advisors

Empowering millions of students to land a spot at their dream university

In 6 months of AlphaX, Joshua:

  • Built a 1000-person waitlist for the upcoming course launch
  • Grew from 0 to 15k followers on Instagram within 3 months
  • Met with Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, top university professors, and industry-leading founders
  • Wrote & working on publishing a book

Tackling the teen mental health crisis

In 6 months of AlphaX, Anaiah

  • Built the first generation of her mental health app
  • Built an anxiety bot for a hackathon which was used by a middle school
  • Become an advisor on a teen mental health crisis support app (Teen Talk App)

Creating the first AI health coach based on your genome

In 1.5 years of AlphaX, Clara

  • Built an prototype AI bot that uses your genomic data to give you personalized health advice
  • Tested this with 100 users
  • Built an audience of 1,000 followers on Twitter

Built an AI-powered public-speaking coach

In 6 months of AlphaX, Corey

  • Built an MVP of the AI public speaking tool
  • Got an internship with a public speaking company
  • Secured 3 key partnerships with local businesses to help bring his idea to life
Ali Abdaal at AlphaX
Student trip at AlphaX

Alpha X is World Class

We get teens world class results.

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World Class Standards

Raise your standards so that your results shock everyone, even yourself

You think the standards currently set for you are high, but they aren’t. Starting a non-profit or writing a book is not world class - thousands of teens are doing that.

Start setting real ambitious goals and get held accountable for putting in the work to get there. Receive brutally honest feedback every week and know that FAIL stands for first attempt in learning.

World Class Support

Workshops, coaching, and playbooks to motivate, guide and propel you

Every week, there are live, interactive workshops, optional mastermind sessions, and 1:1 coaches you can book at any time. Our coaches and advisors are not teachers, but entrepreneurs and startup professionals who have done it all themselves.

Our student portal is full of step by step playbooks and a trained AI assistant that can help you with your masterpiece 24/7.

World Class Community

a network of the  most ambitious students in the world

Join a highly-vetted, one-of-a-kind peer group where you won’t need to shrink yourself to make others comfortable. Where you will be inspired and challenged to shine as bright as you can.

Students follow the same sprint cycle and progress through the program together sharing ideas, giving feedback, and collaborating as they grow.

World Class Competition

Win up to $2000/month to supercharge your masterpiece

Monthly competitions help you stay motivated, accountable, and on track to meet your goals.

Ways to earn points include winning hackathons, submitting the best MVP update, and even helping other students.

We keep students on their toes with other surprise rewards. Like a trip to Mexico and surprise guest speakers like Ali Abdaal.

a week at alpha x

7-8:30 pm ET

Skills building workshop to give you the tools to create your masterpiece.

Deadline to Submit Weekly Progress Updates
Work on your masterpiece throughout the week on your own time.
Schedule a 1:1 session with advisors whenever you need additional help.

Sample Workshops:

Idea Evaluation
Learn industry-standard frameworks to evaluate your startup ideas.
Storytelling as a Founder
Master the art of crafting a compelling story for impactful pitches.
Finding Your Passion & Purpose
Gain clarity on your passions and align them with a vision for your masterpiece and life.
Olympic Mindset Training
Develop an Olympic mindset that will drive you to success in building your masterpiece.

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AlphaX Online Program
Spaces Limited

Program KickofF: AUGUST 19th
AlphaX is a multi-year program that helps teenagers achieve Olympic-level accomplishments in their field of passion.

Students use this story-worthy experience to build their resume, stand out on college applications, and create a robust network of peers and mentors.

Online Program Includes:
  • Support building an Olympic-level project that impacts millions
  • Weekly 90-minute skill workshops
  • Live coaching support available every day
  • Personalized feedback on every 2-week sprint
  • 30+ playbooks ranging from how to cold outreach experts to building with AI
  • High caliber community of peers and experts

AlphaX Online


Or pay 6 months upfront for 10% in savings.

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Add In-person sessions
Add In-person sessions

In-person adds on a Saturday session that is limited to our downtown Austin TX location, where students take part in a 3 hour working session with our coaches.

Online + Inperson Program Includes:
  • Everything in AlphaX Online
  • Exclusive guest speakers and bonus workshops
  • Additional coaching hours
  • Facilitated sprints and working sessions
  • An IRL community of peers

AlphaX Online + In-Person Sessions


Or pay 6 months upfront for 10% in savings.

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100% money-back Guarantee

We strongly believe that AlphaX is a transformational program with transformational results. That is why we offer a full money-back guarantee for students.
If by the end of the first month of AlphaX you’re not completely satisfied with the experience, get a 100% refund. To keep this completely fair, we do require students show up to sessions and do the work.

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Is Alpha X right for you?

You don't want to make a BIG impact.

AlphaX is not for the average teen. It's for exceptionally driven, the bold thinkers, and the relentless doers. Core to the program is pursuing ambitious goals. We're talking about projects that impact millions of people. If that does not excite you, AlphaX is not the program for you.

Note: You don't need to know exactly what your project will be yet! The first stage of the program is about discovering your passions, and you'll then work to define your masterpiece.

AlphaX is NOT for you if:

You're looking for results without effort.

There are no secrets here.

Any ambitious project takes time and effort. We'll teach you the systems, processes and proven strategies to get results and build a masterpiece with real impact and a stand-out experience for your resume.

But, we cannot do the work for you. Students should expect to dedicate 15-20 hours per week to work on their masterpiece.

You want to keep your success under wraps.

At AlphaX, we follow a 'Build In Public' approach. To find customers, investors, and  partners that can have an exponential impact on your success, all students are required to share their progress publicly.

Through this approach, current AlphaX students have connected with and met with influencers like Sam Altman, Sahil Bloom, Andrew Huberman, the ex-CEOs of Bumble and Tinder and more to get advice, resources and mentorship.

All students are required to share their projects and progress on social media. You don't have to be the most extroverted person (or even use your personal accounts), but you do have to be committed to sharing your ideas with the world to generate the network that will propel you forward.

AlphaX is for you if:

you are looking to put in the effort to outcompete the average teen’s decade in under 1 year

This is the program for you.

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About us

The truly extraordinary adventures all begin with a pivotAL moment

AlphaX was launched in 2016 as a part of the core curriculum of Alpha School, an in-person high school in Austin, Texas. At Alpha, students are treated as colleagues, each in charge of their own learning journey, with limitless potential to achieve bold and ambitious goals.

After seeing the impact on student’s growth, college outcomes and career pursuits, we expanded to a virtual format, enabling students to join from anywhere. Led by a team of entrepreneurs, educators, and creators, the program is designed to give students the personalized support, structure and accountability to reach their wildest dreams.

AlphaX Team

Meet The COACHING team

Krish Shah
Masterpiece Advisor

Krish is a 2x startup founder and has worked as a software engineer at Replit and Synthesis. He co-founded InternetActivism, a non-profit that launched platforms that housed 100,000+ Ukrainian refugees and provided real-time COVID-19 stats to 600M+ people.

Hayley Wade
Program Director

Hayley is an entrepreneur, coach and problem solver at heart. She has worked for venture-backed startups like On Deck, to accelerate companies and careers, as well as Fortune’s top companies like Nordstrom and lululemon. Hayley has spent over 12 years coaching athletics and developed future Olympians who continue to compete at the professional and Olympic level today.

JP Guerra
Program Director

JP is the definition of someone who has built a portfolio career. He has worked as a content creator for one of the best esports teams in the world, a professor at the best-ranked university in Portugal, a business owner of a best-selling Leopard Gecko business, and built a YouTube and TikTok channel with millions of views. JP shares his zest for life and a deep curiosity for what the world has to offer. He leads by example and is the role model who shows kids that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Salman Sohani
Program Director

Salman started his entrepreneurship journey at the age of 16, by starting an apparel brand that was bootstrapped by two-part time jobs. After completing business school at Queen's University, Salman worked at VC-backed startups like Ada and Kandji. When not leading BETA Camp’s programs, you can find him on the soccer pitch, playing pick-up basketball, skateboarding or hiking around his home base of Toronto, Canada.

Katarina Smith
Program Director

AlphaX is directed by Katarina Smith. Katarina has spent the last 8 years helping students discover their passions and interests in the world of tech & business. She's taught and worked with thousands of students and young professionals through her programs at On Deck, a VC-backed startup, and UBC Geering Up, a non-profit.

Rubaina Singla
Masterpiece Advisor

Rubaina is the founder of Singla, a fashion company at the forefront of eco-conscious clothing. In three years, she has mastered the intricacies of e-commerce, direct-to-consumer sales, and brand building. Draw on Rubaina’s comprehensive experience in brand creation, scaling, and manufacturing to help bring your masterpiece to life.

Want to learn more about AlphaX?

Join our admissions counselors and current students to hear more about the program!

Our next AlphaX Open House is on July 26th, 8:00PM

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