Venture Lab Camps

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High School Startup 101

This unique course teaches students in 9th through 12th grades the basics of entrepreneurship, as well as how to start a company, create innovative products and even pitch to investors. It’s a hands-on, experiential camp that both boys and girls will enjoy.

Experience High School Startup

In High School Startup, students get to launch their own company, conduct customer research and competitive analysis, and build a real, working product prototype. At the end of the session, they’ll also practice pitching and demoing, and they’ll get access to a professional mentor who can give them guidance on their corporate journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to bring anything to the courses?

No. Just bring your creativity. If you’re signed up for a 6 hour course and you declined to purchase lunch, make sure to bring something to eat, too!

Q: How safe are the locations/staff?

VentureLab prides itself in creating a safe environment, and this means a couple things:

  • All employees have passed background checks.
  • Each location is chosen to ensure the utmost security.
  • There is a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination of any kind.

Youth Startup 101

Youth Startup is for children ages 5 to 19, offering a fun, unique and exciting hands-on learning experience. This program taps into students’ creativity, encouraging them to brainstorm, create innovative products and even launch their own company.


At its heart, this camp is designed to be fun for all involved. Students will learn valuable entrepreneurship principles and business skills including market research, prototyping and pitching, but they’ll also get to be creative and enjoy themselves during the process. Additionally, students will work with a real-life mentor who can guide them and provide important connections outside the classroom.


Q: Do students need to bring extra money to the course?

No. In fact, we encourage them to leave money at home to prevent losing it. All fees are paid before the course begins, so there’s no need to bring cash at any time.

Q: Can I get a discount if my child only stays for a portion of the course?

No, all of our courses must be paid in full. We do not prorate any of our courses.


Girl Startup 101

Girl Startup is designed to address the shockingly low numbers of women in STEM jobs, as well as executive and CEO-level positions in our country. It gives young girls the skills they need to start their own companies, launch their own brands and see success both academically and professionally.


This girls-only program focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and related skills like brainstorming, prototyping, competitive analysis, demoing and pitching. Instead of learning about these principles out of a textbook, though, students receive real, hands-on experience. They’ll also work with a professional mentor who can help them along the way.


Q: Can I refund the price of the course?

VentureLab runs a large variety of programs, so in most cases, we prefer to transfer your credit to another course. For our longer courses, we evaluate everything on a case-by-case basis depending on when the refund is requested. The further out a request is made, the higher the likelihood we can process a refund.

Q: Can I get a discount for a course if I’m enrolling multiple kids?

Currently, VentureLab does not offer discounts for multiple kids.



Gamer camp turns your child’s passion for video and computer games into a real, viable career path. Students learn to create and code their own games, start a gaming company and even market and price their products appropriately.

In Gamer camp, students learn a coding language that allows them to not only build their own video games but to add on, change and edit them as they see fit. Then they work together to create a game company, conduct market research, determine marketing and pricing strategies and much, much more.

Q: If my child is going to miss part of a day or is out sick, should I call to let you know?

While not required, if you know your child will miss a portion of the day, please call to let us know. Our staff handles drop-off and pickup, so they can meet you at the venue and prevent you from getting lost and missing more time.

Q: Can parents stay and observe one of the courses?

Absolutely. Our only request is you observe as opposed to participate in the course.

Urban Farmer

Give your child hands-on experience in one of the fastest-growing sectors of agriculture: hydroponic farming. In Urban Farmer camp, students will learn about these high-tech farming methods, as well as what it takes to run their own farm, sell their own produce and see success in this business field.

The Urban Farmer session is a fun and interactive one. Students get hands-on experience in hydroponic farming, and they even attend a local farmers’ market to see how local operations sell and market their products.

Q: Can a different person pick up the child versus drop them off? Another parent or a babysitter, perhaps?

Yes. However, VentureLab staff needs to know who is picking up your child, and we will create a way to confirm it is, in fact, the correct person. If you don’t tell us beforehand, we will need a verbal phone confirmation before letting someone else pick up your child.

Q: If a course is already full, is there a waiting list available?

Yes, all of our courses have waiting lists. You’ll be informed 1-2 weeks before the course if a spot has opened up.

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Why Entrepreneurship Education?

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 their classroom, where students become active, engaged learnings tackling real-world problems. As they research, brainstorm, and prototype, students 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.

Why Choose VentureLab?

Entrepreneurs are found in fields ranging from business to art, from medicine to mathematics. It’s not just about content, but about the entrepreneurial mindset – about empowering students to feel free to take risks and learn from failure, and giving them the tools and confidence to truly believe that they can turn their ideas into reality.

By the year 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.

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See what parents have to say about our Gamer summer camp!

Why Venture Lab

“VentureLab helps students think creatively and leads to good problem solving skills. I’m so excited to finally bring something real to my students.” – Rita, Teacher

“Students became more confident, now saying, ‘I can do this’. Students were more enthusiastic about learning, and about being in school. I’m excited that we collaborated with VentureLab.” – Blanca, Vice Principal

“This is exactly what we need happening in our schools. We’re very fortunate to have VentureLab… to provide this enriching experience to our children.” – Mike, Parent