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 open-source entrepreneurial learning curriculum prepares youth for the 21st century and helps decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship and STEM by preparing youth, especially girls, to succeed in technical, creative, and entrepreneurial fields.
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, so we are democratizing entrepreneurship education. We’re working hard and investing to develop a free and open-source youth entrepreneurship curriculum that is fun, innovative, and can easily be implemented by teachers, community leaders, parents, or anyone else interested in being a champion for kids’ learning. Stay tuned for our newest release August 1, 2017!
Our curriculum helps students, and particularly girls, grow into passionate innovators while they gain the confidence and skills to transform their ideas into realities. We also provide a suite of engaging professional learning opportunities for those looking to bring the entrepreneurial mindset to their school, organization, or company.
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We need to challenge the current set of beliefs around education, because they are no longer applicable if we want to raise kids - especially girls - who know how to think like innovators and changemakers.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.
If you’re interested in unleashing your kid’s potential, sign-up for updates and to be amongst the first to access our free entrepreneurship curriculum!
Founded in 2013 by a university professor, 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