A youth entrepreneurship curriculum that anyone can teach.

Innovative Learning Starts with You

Passion Mandatory. Experience not necessary.

  • Differentiated grade bands. We offer differentiated, age-appropriate curriculum separated into lower elementary (grades 1-2), upper elementary (grades 3-5), and middle/high school (grades 6-12)!

  • A course in a box! All the lesson planning is done for you. Each lesson features detailed preparation, step-by-step instructions, teaching tips, and all the slides and handouts.

  • Flexible implementation. Our entrepreneurial curriculum features 90 minute lessons with activities that can be taught sequentially or plugged into existing coursework, after-school (OST) programs, or camps.

  • Cross-curricular connections. Entrepreneurship demands a varied skillset. Lessons bring to life STEAM, maker, and design thinking concepts under the umbrella of entrepreneurship, especially for girls!

  • 21st century skills made accessible. Critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication and collaboration are explicitly taught. Guided reflections after each activity deepen understanding.

  • Curriculum designed with girls in mind. Lessons emphasize real-world connections and problem-solving for a cause. Whenever possible, we use real-life examples of female entrepreneurs.

Choose how you’d like to use VentureLab curriculum to get started:

Lite

(No cost)

Usable for commercial/paid programs

Introductory lessons from grades across our curriculum

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson




Nonprofit

(No cost)

Non-profit and non-commercial use only (no paid programs)

Full VentureLab curriculum across all three grade bands

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson

Access to VentureLab Champions Facebook Group



Explorer

($250/yr)

Usable for commercial/paid programs

One full curriculum grade band of your choice

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson

Access to VentureLab Champions Facebook Group

Tips and tricks emails


Adventurer

($500/yr)

Usable for commercial/paid programs

Two full curriculum grade bands of your choice

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson

Access to VentureLab Champions Facebook Group

Tips and tricks emails


Innovator

($650/yr)

Usable for commercial/paid programs

Full VentureLab curriculum across all three grade bands

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson

Access to VentureLab Champions Facebook Group

Tips and tricks emails


Changemaker

($1000/yr)

Usable for commercial/paid programs

Full VentureLab curriculum across all three grade bands

Slides, handouts, and more to support each lesson

Access to VentureLab Champions Facebook Group

Tips and tricks emails

45-minute consultation with entrepreneurial education and training expert

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.

ways to teach lower elementary curriculum

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).

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