Bringing what the market is missing

We're here to provide comprehensive expert advice

The market for admissions advising is dangerous

Agencies without any experience or knowledge of elite programs routinely give bad advice about what programs are looking for in a candidate. Many even take placement fees from low quality universities – steering students towards institutions that will pay them for students, rather than those that will help accelerate an individual’s career.

The market for admissions mentoring in India is fragmented

Clients have to go to one place for admissions guidance and another for test preparation. Clients get confusing and often conflicting advice.

Enter Beacon

We’re here to offer holistic expert advice. Our advisors graduated from elite programs and understand what admissions committees are looking for. Our mentors are also trained in all the components of a successful application. From program selection to the admissions interview a single mentor guides you through the entire process. While doing so they learn about you and your career aspirations, and so are able to give you better, more targeted advice that builds upon your strengths and addresses your weaknesses. We use technology as an accelerator throughout the admissions lifecycle. We use the same tech platform that top universities use to help you get familiar with the tools that will be available to you. Our cloud-based algorithms analyze your background and performance, delivering insights to you advisors so that they can provide you with customized advice that maximizes the use of your time.

Be a Leader

Our clients have gotten admission to MBA programs at Harvard Business School (including the 2+2 program), Wharton, LBS, Yale School of Management (including the Yale Silver Scholars program), Stanford and others. We’ve also helped secure admission to elite PhD programs in the natural sciences.

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Ankit Gupta


Beacon is led by Ankit. He is from Delhi and has experience in London, Singapore, and the United States. He studied at Harvard, NYU, and Lehigh, and over the course of his consulting career worked with top firms and organizations including The United Nations, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Tokyo, PwC, and others. He then launched a blockchain payments-based startup in New York that within a year was generating 1 million+ annually. With the success of the company he decided to leave the United States and return to India to focus on helping other Indians take advantage of the same opportunities that he was given. 

Dr. Sean Goodwin


Dr. Sean Goodwin studied at Lancaster and the University of Nottingham. He founded Centives, an influential economics blog that would lead to him being featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, and other leading publications. He is a prolific researcher with multiple publications in leading academic journals. Sean is passionate about advising clients interested in careers in business, academia, and science.

Steven Liss


Steven studied at Princeton University and after a brief career in politics as a campaign consultant he became an entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology and politics. As a founder and CTO, he has built and managed teams to take ideas from inception to market. Most recently he founded Polis to provide superior voter targeting and outreach capabilities to campaigns of all sizes. Polis would go on to be backed by Techstars and is used by campaigns and door-to-door sales companies to knock millions of doors each year. 

Our Locations

The United Kingdom: Lancaster

India: DLF CyberHub Gurugram

USA: Queens, New York