Prodigy Academy

We take high school students to the next level by empowering them with the entrepreneurial experience

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Presenting Project Startup

Prodigy Academy offers high school students an intensive 4 day opportunity to build businesses together with the mentorship of Austin entrepreneurs.

  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

    - Chinese Proverb -
  • It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.

    - Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder -
  • If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.

    - Ryan Freitas, co-founder -

Who We Are

Prodigy Academy is a nonprofit educational platform designed to take high school students to the next level. Instead of focusing on traditional fields, we strive to provide education in areas that are underserved despite growing student demand. Along the typical SAT or creative writing program, it is our belief that programs covering important topics such as entrepreneurship and investing are just as needed. Consequently, Prodigy Academy is launching Project Startup as the first of a series of products designed to challenge and grow the high school student.

More than just an everyday program, Prodigy Academy is dedicated to creating the best experience possible for students. Learning is more than just lecturing, note-taking, and rote-memorization. Learning is a dynamic process that includes interaction, experience, and application. Recognizing that all students have inherent talent, Prodigy Academy works everyday to create the optimal learning experience to unleash that talent. Our job will never be done until that vision is realized.

Meet the Prodigy Academy Team

We are passionate about helping others find their potential

Aaron Bush

Co-founder, Head Instructor

As a young child, Aaron became fascinated by innovation and quickly developed a passion for studying the greatest companies and business leaders of our time. As an investor at heart and an entrepreneur in spirit, he strives to make the most of each day. He believes sharing his passion with others is the surest way to change the world for the better.

Peter Feng

Co-founder, Head Instructor

An avid learner, Peter considers himself a perpetual student. He never fails to find new insights about the world and strives to accumulate wisdom. Big on entrepreneurship, Peter enjoys working with others to build great products and great companies. His firm belief is that entrepreneurship is a way of life, and anyone can use it to express their dreams.

Eric Park

Director of Culture

Eric has spent years of his life living in a variety of places and experiencing different cultures. These experiences cultivated a creative mindset, which he shares with others through technology. He firmly believes that everyone inherently has an creative mind, that once tapped, can help redefine society. As a social butterfly, you will always find Eric spending his time with others.

Chenglei Wu

Director of Creative Development

A designer and a believer in simplicity, Chenglei has always looked for new, innovative, or even unconventional ways to solve problems. He believes that the best solutions to existing problems are the ones that people have yet not thought of, and he strives to achieve that goal by working alongside with entrepreneurs who share the same passion.

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Thanks to donations from Austin's supportive community of entrepreneurs, the suggested price is now $250!
As always, we believe in empowering our students whether or not they have the financial resources. As such, you choose the price you pay based on your family's financial condition.

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Prodigy Academy

Austin, TX 78705
United States