Sparking the Fullest Potential in Every Kid
We teach the fun and fundamentals of entrepreneurship to kids–K through 12. We’ve proven that early entrepreneurial learning turns on the best in kids: it unlocks their true confidence, creativity and motivation. They discover how failure becomes success. They become VentureKids!
It’s happening for thousands of kids in camps and schools. Watch it happen to yours…
Why Entrepreneurship Learning for all Kids?
By 2020, 40% of our workforce will be self-employed. Today’s young people need the acumen to recognize an opportunity when they see one, and the drive and grit to pursue a solution all the way to the end.
But then something happens: their natural powers are conditioned-away by negative peer pressure and a system that focuses on tests and content, rather than mindset.
Early entrepreneurial learning stops this cycle. It sparks the can-do, creative mindset kids naturally possess for school and for a lifetime, whether they’re in engineering or the arts, science or business.
Why Choose VentureLab?
VentureLab offers rigorous, standards-based entrepreneurship and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) K-12 programs that prepare students for the 21st century. We empower teachers with fun, innovative training and easy-to-use materials. These teachers bring the entrepreneurial mindset to the classroom, where students become active, engaged learners tackling real-world problems. As they work in teams to research, brainstorm, prototype, and finally produce a product–they learn to develop creative solutions and confidently share their ideas.
No matter a student’s age, background, or experiences, we believe they have the power to change the world around them. Let us help you show them how. Who We Are
We are currently in 35 schools!
Meet Our Founder
As a university professor and entrepreneur, Dr. Cristal Glangchai observed how hard it was to get students, especially girls, to get passionate about science and technology. She created VentureLab as an experiment to get girls interested in STEM careers by teaching them to think like entrepreneurs—by anticipating needs, innovating, creating, and taking calculated risks. But soon she discovered that when young students are exposed to entrepreneurial thinking, a special change takes place: they learn to problem solve, think critically and creatively, and become more confident in their ability to tackle challenges. They’re happier in school. Very shortly, the boys and their parents wanted to join the program, too. Now through VentureLab, early entrepreneurial learning can be a part of the core curriculum, everywhere. Read more