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Students to Create.

Design Thinking. App Prototyping. LinkedIn Profiles. Email Marketing. Rejection Therapy. Sharktank Competitions.  And More.

Teachers to Innovate.

With innovation modules that can easily be integrated into current classes.

I'm excited Startup High is in Virginia Beach since I know it will take our students to a new level of innovative thinking.  I look forward to sending my own children.

Aaron Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach Schools

Some high school students think you have to wait til after college to be successful.  Startup High taught me this is not the case.

LA Davis, Jordan High School, Durham, NC

When I met female entrepreneurs, it really affected me because it was closer to home.

Brittany Jeeter

What should students CREATE?

Infographic App Prototype Rejection Therapy Blog Kickstarter
TED Talk 3D Printed Prototype Bad Ideas Contest SharkTank Video
Story w/Data LinkedIn Profile Paper Prototypes Design Thinking Prezi
Email Marketing Video Resume Coding Projects Entrepreneur Interview
Website Tableau Visualization Root Cause Analysis Budget


There is a GAP

90% of Chief Academic Officers believe they are preparing students for world of work vs. 11% of employers agree that graduates have the needed skills.

There's an ARMY of Untapped Assets

Each community has thousands of professionals ready to join the cause of preparing our young people. How do we engage them?

Increase CONNECTIONS, Increase Quality of Schools

Increase personal, direct connections between educators/students and business community will increase quality of a school system. How many times does a high school student interact with a real world professional?

Innovation ECOSYSTEMS are Emerging Everywhere

Do you know the entrepreneurs in your community? When will students interact with the innovation leaders in your area?

ENTREPRENEURIAL Thinking Is Required

Fortune reported the top skill employers are looking for is creativity and innovation.

"Every Student Should learn to PROGRAM.."

"... a computer because it teaches you to think." Steve Jobs said this. We believe him.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the LIGHTING of a fire"

Plutarch said this. We also believe him.

ABC News Video



Student Testimonial

Student Work