Venture Forward with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Venture forward like an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is more than starting a business, it’s a way of thinking and acting. It’s about identifying opportunities, finding ways to solve problems, and taking calculated risks. It is the process of creating solutions, ideation, design, and iteration. It’s about creating, delivering, and capturing value. Entrepreneurship is also a very personal journey of self-exploration and … Read more

Making Failure a Tool for Discovery

Failure is a tool for discovery

How do you speak to your children and students about failure? Do you create an environment and engage in a dialogue with your children where failure is a tool for discovery? At VentureLab, we’ve spoken with students about how they perceive failure. In doing so, students learn that failure has a vocabulary all its own, … Read more

Talking About Failure

Talking about failure

Dinner conversations at the Blakely household had an unusual twist. Each night at the table, Sara Blakely’s father would ask her, “What have you failed at today?” And she would recount her successes and setbacks, learning to move beyond failure. By the time she entered college, Sara Blakely was steeped in failure and experienced at … Read more

Developing Skills For The Future

Developing Skills For The Future

Our world needs skilled, innovative workers. Not just any skills—but increasingly specialized as well as wide-ranging ones. According to a World Economic Forum Report, “New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology,” students need to have core skills in science, mathematics and finance, among other essentials. They need to develop critical thinking, … Read more

The VentureLab Difference: ESTEAM

The VentureLab Difference: Esteem

What makes VentureLab different from other programs is that our entrepreneurship curriculum draws from STEM and the arts to enhance student learning. It’s based on the ESTEAM framework that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics under the umbrella of Entrepreneurship. We believe innovation and discovery happens at the intersection of multiple disciplines. Having a … Read more

Engage Girls in STEM: Teach Them to Be Entrepreneurs

Providing girls with entrepreneurship education

In my experience as an educator at the university and K-12 levels, I’ve discovered three keys to building our pipeline of women engineers and innovators. In the previous two posts, I explored that we should enable girls to break free of stereotypes and that we should teach them to redefine and to embrace failure. Providing … Read more

Engage Girls in STEM: Let Them Learn From Failure

VentureLab students learn from failure

I’ve discovered three keys to building our pipeline of women innovators and changemakers. In my last post, I explored the first key: let girls break free of stereotypes. The second is to teach our girls to redefine and embrace failure. Studies show that many girls self-select out of things that are difficult or risky, because … Read more

Lighting the Spark: Retraining Young Girls to Excel

Inspire girls by redefining failure

Redefining failure and encouraging a growth mindset is crucial in shaping our daughters’ path to success. By teaching girls that their brains can change, grow, and embrace challenges, we cultivate their confidence, persistence, and resilience. VentureLab aims to empower girls through entrepreneurial education, sparking their potential and equipping them to live impactful lives.

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