Unleashing the Genius of Childhood to Empower a Lifetime

According to experts, young children are naturally brilliant at entrepreneurial skills, but far too often that genius is snuffed out. Their bold, imaginative powers are socialized-out by peer pressure and educated-out by a system designed to create the boundaries valued by the old world, not the new.

What if that didn’t happen to your kid…or any kid? What if there was a window in a child’s life when just the right dose of learning at the just right time could produce kids whose gifts were available for the rest of their lives? What could this new kind of kid—an un-diminished kidbecome?

In VentureGirls' "Raising Entrepreneurial Girls To Be Tomorrow’s Leaders," Dr. Cristal Glangchai outlines the challenge and the solution for equipping our children for today’s high-tech world. The answer is tapping into a child’s natural creative resources to empower them for life. Her non-profit organization, VentureLab, has developed a teaching method that shows your child, by their own effort and participation, that the freedom and gifts of childhood make them powerful human beings with something to offer. It shows them they possess the creativity, the confidence, the energy, and the persistence to start making their dreams a realitynot in the future, but now!

MORE ABOUT VentureLab

VentureLab was founded as an experiment to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers—since the problem of losing confidence and motivation had always been far worse for girls than for boys.They began by teaching them simple, practical entrepreneurial steps that we had learned to become successful women entrepreneurs ourselves. We let them come up with their own problem to solve, create a product, test it in a market, refine it, price it, and then produce it.

Soon they noticed something bigger was happening. The girls and their parents were telling us that many types of positive emotional and behavioral changes were happening. They were happier and more confident in school. They were less vulnerablele to the negative influences that were saying they shouldn't, couldn't or can’t.

They were self-directed. They had become a new kind of kid. The kind of kid equipped and empowered to see a world of opportunities before themand to boldly seize those opportunities!



SUCCESS STORIES

Estrella Hernandez
and WeWalk

Estrella Hernandez was inspired to build the WeWalk app to encourage her peers to get more active—VentureLab helped make her idea a reality!

Why Entrepreneurship
Education?

Parents and teachers share why they think entrepreneurship education is vital for today’s students.

VentureLab
Bonham Academy

Here’s a look into VentureLab's partnership with Bonham Academy. See what students were able to create in a year with our curriculum.

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By the end, the girls were so much more confident in being able to present a project and working in groups, which were a lot of things they had never done before. It was really awesome to see how they were able to grow, not just academically but as a person as well, and have more confidence. Being willing to try new things was a really big thing for our girls because a lot of them don't want to venture outside of their little comfort zone.

Estrella Hernandez
and WeWalk

Estrella Hernandez was inspired to build the WeWalk app to encourage her peers to get more active—VentureLab helped make her idea a reality!

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Why
Entrepreneurship
Education?

Parents and teachers share why they think entrepreneurship education is vital for today’s students.

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When I approached VentureLab, I didn't expect for us to get this much from them. The staff at VentureLab have done instruction, have done direct lesson delivery. They have been mentors to some of our teachers that can keep some of those programs going, so initially, you know, that's not what I expected when I went to VentureLab and I just feel like we got so much more.

VENTURELAB
BONHAM
ACADEMY

Here’s a look into VentureLab's partnership with Bonham Academy. See what students were able to create in a year with our curriculum.

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THE VentureGirls
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All it takes is a spark to kindle a lifetime of confidence in your child.

MEET DR. CRISTAL GLANGCHAI

Meet our founder, Dr. Cristal Glangchai, and learn the story behind VentureGirls.

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No one likes to fail but for many girls failure is more than a bump in the road, it can be a complete roadblock. To learn how we teach girls to redefine and embrace failure to stand up to start up, in pursuit of their goals and ultimately become unstoppable change agents, download Stand Up To Start Up now.