Sparking the Fullest Potential in Every Kid
We develop K-8 experiential entrepreneurial learning programs that provide youth and girls with the skillset and mindset necessary to anticipate and meet the challenges of our evolving world. By teaching the key mindsets of entrepreneurial thinking, including creativity and design-thinking, we prepare youth, and especially girls, to think critically, take calculated risks, and innovate. We also provide instructors with the training and support they need to unlock their students’ entrepreneurial potential.
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.
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