A New Kind of

Professional Development

Building a global community of talented instructors to

bring entrepreneurial learning to kids all around the world.

Entrepreneurship education is a game-changer, and so is VentureLab PD. We believe in learning by doing: teachers build confidence in our material by participating in a mini-startup challenge, and by trying first-hand many of the activities, modules and tasks that students will tackle in the curriculum. If it looks a little different than a traditional training, then we’re doing our job.

Entrepreneurship Training and PD Offerings

Hands-on, Interactive Training for Educators and Parents

Entrepreneurship education is a game-changer, and so is VentureLab professional development (PD). We believe in learning by doing: teachers build confidence in our material by participating in a mini-startup challenge, and by trying first-hand many of the activities, modules and tasks that students will tackle in the curriculum. If our entrepreneurship training looks a little different than a traditional training, then we’re doing our job.

VentureLab Hybrid Training


  • A flexible training model with an initial face-to-face experience followed up with 3 virtual sessions to provide attendees time and a space to deepen their learning by sharing, asking questions, receiving feedback, and additional instruction from peer community and VentureLab Master Trainer. Strengthen students’ 21st Century Learning Skills, social emotional skills, and academic performance across all content areas by learning to teach creativity, idea generation, and design thinking along with market research, business models, and idea pitching.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Duration: Full Day PD (6 hours) & 3 Virtual (Online Video-Conference) PD ( 3 hours)
  • Venue: Your location/virtual

Intro to VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skillsets

  • Experience the VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skillsets and learn how VentureLab activities teach creativity, idea generation, and empathy-based design along with market research, business models, and idea pitching.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Duration: Half-day (3 hours)
  • Venue: Your location or virtual

VentureLab Entrepreneurial Curriculum Implementation

  • Take a deep dive into the VentureLab Entrepreneurial Curriculum. Learn to teach creativity, idea generation, and empathy-based design along with market research, business models, and idea pitching. Return to your students knowing how to leverage the VentureLab Mindsets and Skillsets to strengthen student social emotional skills and performance across all content areas.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Prerequisite: Intro to VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skillsets
  • Duration: Half-day (3 hours)
  • Venue: Your location or virtual

Complete VentureLab Entrepreneurial PD

  • A morning and afternoon session that includes an Intro to VentureLab Skillsets & Mindsets and a deep dive into Venture Lab Entrepreneurial Curriculum Implementation.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Duration: Full-day (6 hours)
  • Venue:Your location or virtual

Dynamic VentureLab Educator PD

  • Engage in active learning cycle in each session.  Learn a piece of the VentureLab curriculum and activities that teach the VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skillset. Implement what you learned in the classroom. Return to the next session to gain insight by reflecting and receiving feedback from a group of peers and coaching from VentureLab Master Trainers. Connect to a community of educators that are actively engaged in learning and sharing their experiences.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Duration: Three 1.5 sessions over a semester
  • Venue: Your location or virtual

VentureLab Trainer

  • Become a teacher leader and learn how to empower teachers to embody VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindsets & Skillsets and effectively implement the VentureLab Entrepreneurial curriculum.  Return to your learning community equipped to train other educators to teach creativity, idea generation, design thinking, market research, business models, idea pitching, and the ways VentureLab Mindsets and Skillsets strengthen social emotional skills and academic performance across all content areas.
  • Who is it for: Educators
  • Prerequisite: Intro to VentureLab Entrepreneurial Skillsets
    & Mindsets and Venture Lab Entrepreneurial Curriculum Implementation OR Full-Day Venture Lab Entrepreneurial PD

  • Duration: Full-day (6 hours)
  • Venue:Your location or virtual

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 free, 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.

Groups we’ve worked with:

We've also worked with:
  • Magellan International
  • Anne Frank Academy
  • Locke Hill Elementary
  • Rhodes Elementary School
  • Brookes Academy School
  • Westlake ISD
  • Keystone School
  • San Antonio ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • Judson ISD
  • North East ISD
  • River City Believers Academy
  • Harmon Public Schools
  • Construction Careers Academy
  • St. Anthony Catholic School
  • Ann Richards School

What People Are Saying:

“This has been one of the best trainings I have been to in a while. I learned a whole lot and am eager to incorporate this not only with my GT students, but within my own classes. I loved this training.”
 
-Kristina Lopez,
Teacher

“VentureLab helps students think creatively and leads to good problem solving skills. I’m so excited to finally bring something real to my students.”
 
– Rita Sanchez,
Teacher

“You can tell as soon as I’m in here, I don’t have to talk a lot. The kids love it – they look forward to VentureLab. They get enthusiastic about it. When I have my VentureLab class, I really feel like I’m teaching.”
 
-Ally Treviño,
Teacher