VentureLab Appoints Desma Deitz as New Executive Director

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VentureLab Appoints Desma Deitz as New Executive Director

Austin, TX  – VentureLab’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Desma Deitz as the organization’s new Executive Director. Deitz assumes the role at a pivotal time of growth, as VentureLab continues to scale its award-winning programming to provide meaningful opportunities for entrepreneurial learning and create the next generation of innovators and changemakers.

Deitz brings a wealth of leadership experience in the social sector, coupled with a strong commitment to youth development, equity, and inclusion. Her extensive operational expertise in program and product development, innovation, and marketing, as well as her proven ability to establish deep, long-term partnerships for social impact, make her the ideal candidate to lead VentureLab as Executive Director.

VentureLab Executive Director, Desma Deitz

“I am incredibly inspired by VentureLab’s mission to transform the lives of young people, especially those in marginalized communities, and to bring entrepreneurial learning to students worldwide. I am thrilled to build on VentureLab’s remarkable momentum and eager to expand its reach and impact. It is an honor to lead the organization into its next phase of growth,” says Deitz.

Deitz holds a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her most recent roles include Executive Director at Amherst Foundation and Cap City Kids. With over twelve years of experience in leadership positions at organizations such as UNICEF, Girl Scouts, and Marathon Kids, Deitz brings a robust background to VentureLab.

As Executive Director, Deitz will assume responsibility for VentureLab’s daily operations and collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic roadmap for the organization’s growth and impact. We are confident that under her capable leadership, VentureLab will continue to successfully fulfill its mission of cultivating the next generation of innovators and changemakers.

About VentureLab:

VentureLab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to create the next generation of diverse innovators and changemakers by making entrepreneurial education accessible to all youth. Through its innovative programs and resources, VentureLab empowers K12 youth and educators with essential entrepreneurial skills to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving world. To learn more, please visit

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