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Ada Z

- Research Program Mentor

MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Entrepreneurship, go to market, product design and development, branding and marketing


Ada is an MIT MBA graduate who also holds credentials from Stanford and Harvard. She worked at three unicorn companies: Happigo, Jumei, and Garten in the media, e-commerce, and wellness industries. Ada is also on the Board of YPO.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Develop Your Startup Blueprint in Ten Sessions

Develop Your Startup Blueprint in Ten Sessions Want to start your own business? Whether you have a unique business idea or you're driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, I will help you every step of the way. I have a wealth of experience in startups and valuable insights into the entrepreneurial process. My goal as a mentor is to assist you in refining your startup idea and guiding it to success through ten informative sessions. Together, we will simplify the concept of startups, generate business ideas, identify your target audience, and create an outstanding business plan. Additionally, we will explore marketing, finances, team building, product development, and scaling strategies. By the end of these sessions, you'll feel confident and well-prepared to navigate your entrepreneurial journey. Get excited ;)

Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Journey in Ten Steps

Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Journey in Ten Steps Ever dreamed of spearheading your startup? Whether you have a concrete business concept or are still seeking that lightbulb moment, our program is tailored to escort you through the entrepreneurial pathway. Leveraging my diverse startup experiences and in-depth knowledge about entrepreneurship, my objective is to help you validate your startup idea and turn it into reality through ten interactive sessions. Together, we will explore the various types of startups, brainstorm viable business ideas, define your target market, and develop a robust business plan. In the proceeding sessions, we will venture into the nuances of marketing, financial management, team dynamics, product development, scaling tactics, and more. By the end of these sessions, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the entrepreneurial process, primed to kickstart your startup journey. Let's do it!

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Teaching experience

I created a psychology student club in 2007, mentoring students with stress overload and suicidal thoughts. Over three years, I mentored hundreds of students to overcome difficulties and embrace a new path. In recent years, I have mentored students to apply to colleges and entrepreneurs in business and nonprofits. Currently I hold board positions in two organizations.



Foothill College
Unknown Degree (2009)
International Trade
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MBA Master of Business Administration (2020)

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