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About Us

Sparking the fullest potential in every kid.

Our Mission

No matter a student’s age, background, or experiences, we believe they have the power to change the world.

We are building a movement to spread the entrepreneurial mindset around the world to empower youth with the tools needed to become the next generation of innovators and changemakers. Our mission is to enable and inspire anyone to utilize our open-access youth entrepreneurship curriculum to unlock student potential and prepare youth, especially girls, to succeed in technical, creative, and entrepreneurial fields. 

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Our Passion

Founded in 2013, VentureLab is a non-profit organization that is helping create the next generation of innovators and changemakers.

We believe that all kids should learn the entrepreneurial mindset, a visionary, creative, and resilient outlook that they can use for a lifetime. That’s why we’ve developed free and open-access youth entrepreneurship curriculum that can easily be implemented by teachers, community leaders, parents, or anyone else interested in being a champion for kids’ learning.

Our curriculum helps students, and particularly girls, grow into passionate innovators while they gain the confidence and skills to transform their ideas into realities. 

Over the past decade, there has been a significant growth among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs, triple that of non-STEM occupational fields. Additionally, startups and young businesses account for about 70% of gross job creation and disproportionately contribute to net job creation (U.S. Census). The challenge is that the current classroom education system is falling behind in teaching students how to think entrepreneurially, identify and anticipate diverse societal needs, and create products and services that will fill those needs. 

We need to challenge the current set of beliefs around education because they are no longer applicable if we want to raise kids, especially girls, who know how to think like innovators and changemakers. But most of all, we need you to help create the next generation of creative leaders. 

Our Values

We are a team of fun, hard-working entrepreneurs, youth leaders and educators who left their day jobs to create entrepreneurship programs for youth.

At VentureLab, we operate on a bold set of beliefs: 

  • Entrepreneurship is for everyone
  • Potential is universal
  • Failure creates opportunity
  • Diversity powers innovation
  • Empathy fuels collaboration
  • Impractical is not impossible
  • Learning is limitless

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