A free youth entrepreneurship curriculum that anyone can teach.

Innovative Learning Starts with You

Passion Mandatory. Experience not necessary.

We need all hands on deck to make sure that we are empowering our youth with vital 21st century skills. That’s why we created a free entrepreneurship curriculum with easy-to-teach lessons for instructors of all backgrounds. Each lesson features detailed instructions, preparation guidelines, powerpoint slides and worksheets, as well as background information and other instructor tips so you can confidently get started.

A free entrepreneurship curriculum
that anyone can teach.

Innovative teaching just got a bit easier.

We’ve created a unique, easy-to-teach free entrepreneurship curriculum—the perfect vehicle for teaching kids a mindset and ‘heartset’ that kids can use for a lifetime, no matter what path they pursue. Our lessons feature detailed instructions and guidelines, can be taught in a variety of settings, and introduce students to the core entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets needed to thrive in our changing world.

Choose a grade level to get started

Free Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Grades 1-5

Free Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Grades 6-8

Free Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Grades 9-12

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What Students Gain

Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Introduction to business
  • Product creation and new inventions
  • Financial literacy and budgeting

Student Achievement

  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Leadership skills and public speaking skills
  • Lateral and higher-order thinking

Postsecondary readiness

  • 21st Century Career Skills: product ideation, marketing research, technology
  • Sparks interests in attending college
  • Career ideation

Ways to Teach

Our mission is to make entrepreneurial learning accessible.

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That’s why we create free entrepreneurship curriculum lessons that can be implemented in many different ways adapted to your students’ needs!

People of all backgrounds can facilitate a VentureLab program and many of our facilitators don’t have experience teaching entrepreneurship. To get started, all you need is a space to accommodate students and internet to access our ebooks (or printed copies of our lessons).

Not your average business lesson plans.

Entrepreneurial learning is not about business plans and profits.
It’s about learning approach life with confidence, creativity, and resilience.

  • A course in a box! Don’t worry—we did all the lesson planning for you. Our lessons feature detailed lesson preparation, activity instructions and guidelines, teaching tips, and all the slides and handouts necessary to start teaching today.

  • Flexible lessons. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” education. Our entrepreneurship curriculum features a variety of 90 minute lessons that can be taught consecutively (think: entrepreneurship “crash-course”), or be easily plugged into existing coursework.

  • Entrepreneurial learning = learning for the future. Our lessons provide students with examples of real-world problems, opportunities, and entrepreneurial leaders that make learning exciting and applicable to the world around them.

  • Cross-curricular connections. By nature, entrepreneurship demands a varied skillset. We teach STEAM concepts under the umbrella of entrepreneurship to bring these subjects to life, especially for girls!

  • 21st century skills made accessible. Did you know that creativity can be practiced? Or that idea generation is a skill that you can grow? Lessons enable you teach higher order thinking and the skills and attitudes of the future in creative ways that make them stick!

  • Curriculum designed with girls in mind. Our curriculum is designed with girls’ learning in mind (and is great for boys, too!). You’ll get tips for establishing a brave space for exploration and activities that promote collaboration, communication, confidence and creativity.