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VentureLab Branded Merchandise now available

Wear Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Our New VentureLab Merchandise

Introducing the VentureLab Merchandise Collection: a curated blend of style and purpose available now in our shop. Explore our signature ‘I Am An Entrepreneur’ t-shirts, designed for all ages, and wear your entrepreneurial mindset with pride. Every purchase supports our mission to make entrepreneurship education accessible to all. Free shipping and a 20% discount until October 1, 2023!

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VentureLab Idea to Pitch Summer Program with Starbase Robins

STARBASE Robins Summer Camps brings STEM and entrepreneurship to life for Georgia youth

Through a scholarship to VentureLab’s Idea to Pitch Program, facilitated by the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, STARBASE Robins’ annual STEM Summer Camps became a transformative experience. One educator noted, “I am just overall proud of myself for completing the process and getting students excited about entrepreneurship.” This partnership has fostered confidence, creativity, and leadership in students and staff alike.

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Three strategies to make your classroom entrepreneurial AND run smoothly

Three strategies to make your classroom entrepreneurial AND run smoothly

Incorporating entrepreneurial thinking in education can transform the way students approach learning. Discover three essential strategies to make your classroom entrepreneurial, fostering creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. From setting expectations together to modeling entrepreneurial mindsets, these strategies equip students with the skills they need to succeed in our ever-changing world. Explore our innovative approaches to engage and empower the next generation of innovators.

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virtual youth pitch event May 2023

VentureLab’s May 2023 Youth Pitch Event Recap and Replay

VentureLab’s May 2023 Youth Pitch Event was a beacon of young entrepreneurial talent. With participants demonstrating key entrepreneurial mindsets such as curiosity, adaptability, resilience, and persistence, the event showcased not just business ideas but the power of the entrepreneurial spirit. From lawn care to desserts, pet photography to laser designs, these young entrepreneurs are poised to shape the future of innovation. VentureLab continues its mission to nurture entrepreneurial mindsets in youth, fostering the next generation of diverse innovators and changemakers.

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Thank you for attending and supporting Ready Set Startup 2023

A Look Back at Ready, Set, Startup! 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported VentureLab’s second annual Ready, Set, Startup! Gala. We’re thrilled to announce that, together, we raised $160,000 to support VentureLab programming! The event was an unforgettable evening filled with delicious food and drinks, exciting live and silent auctions, and a fun pitch event. The energy in the room was palpable as we gathered to celebrate and empower the next generation of diverse innovators and changemakers.

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VentureLab Appoints Desma Deitz as New Executive Director

VentureLab’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Desma Deitz as the organization’s new Executive Director. Deitz assumes the role at a crucial juncture, as VentureLab is experiencing significant growth and is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for all youth.

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facebook post with sponsors Ready Set Startup 2023

Join VentureLab’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Ready Set Startup 2023!

Ready Set Startup 2023 is more than just a fundraising event – it’s an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who believe in the power of entrepreneurship education to change lives. As VentureLab marks its 10th anniversary, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating our journey and help us continue to empower the next generation of innovators and changemakers. See you in Austin!

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Youth pitch event replay from December 1, 2022

Youth Virtual Pitch Event replay (from December 1, 2022)

Did you miss our virtual youth pitch event on December 1, 2022? It was amazing! Check out the highlights in this video replay. Thank YOU to our mentors, panelists, audience, and most of all the kids who did the hard work of pitching their ideas at this event. VentureLab holds youth pitch events regularly! Get involved with our next youth pitch event as a panelist, audience, or participant.

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Play the Thanksgiving Thankful Turkey game

Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Game

Get the warm fuzzies with this all-ages Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving game that’s focused on gratitude. There’s no cutting required for this activity; simply print off our Thankful Turkey and pass out some pens, markers, or crayons.

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