Our Mission as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3), is to equip children with tools of knowledge and innovation in order to create a foundation that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship, while enriching and enhancing their academic success.
Children are completely capable and eager to generate ideas that can one day change our world. Often, they just don't know where to start!
Studies show, as we age, we are less likely to take chances. The ability to take chances however, is an important attribute in small business development and entrepreneurship.
By fostering a program that values idea over grade, we not only open up the playing field to embrace students from all academic levels--not just those who are gifted, we encourage thoughtful risk taking and idea development. Studies have found over 35 percent of successful entrepreneurs have dyslexia or other forms of learning disabilities. With access to a program like $tart-Up, we are setting our children up to embrace differences, acknowledge strengths, and empowering them to be somebody!