A youth entrepreneurship curriculum for grades 1-12 that anyone can teach.

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

Non-Commercial Use

For use in programs offered at no cost to participants, including tuition.

Commercial Use

For use in programs that charge tuition or other fees for student participation.

Want to try VentureLab with your learners?

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.

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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