• School Startup

    Learn. Design. Hustle.

  • WHY SHOULD ENTREPRENEURS

    HAVE ALL THE FUN?

    Public School Teachers are Founders too.

     

    Every day they walk into classrooms with a target market (students) and big, bold ideas for changing lives and making a difference.

     

    Silicon Valley's got nothing on our Teacher Founders.

     

    School Startup is an educator accelerator modeled after startup philosophy, but for teachers who have innovative ideas for deeper learning and classroom practice. We are the platform for the world's best untapped CEOs.

  • Our Process.

    We combine human-centered design with entrepreneurial philosophy

    to develop a program that is authentic, personalized, empathy-based & iterative.

    1

    Disrupt & Reimagine

    In the Disrupt & Reimagine phase, educators rethink learning in their classrooms by disrupting their perspectives on how

    school could be.

    2

    Discover

    In the Discover phase, educators empathize with community stakeholders by shadowing, interviewing, or conducting further research.

    3

    Frame

    In the Seed phase, educators define a problem, brainstorm solutions & create a plan for implementing one or

    more of their ideas into practice.

    4

    Build

    In the Build phase, educators implement a plan, then record metrics & inputs to determine needs and next steps.

    5

    Break

    In the Break phase, educators break down the inputs & outputs of their Builds to construct more refined plans

    of action based on results.

    6

    Bridge

    In the Bridge phase, educators reflect upon & synthesize their process from Discover to Build, then prepare to share their ideas and results.

    7

    Demo

    In the Demo phase, educators pitch their ideas, process, results, & next steps with community education stakeholders who can help expand their impact.

  • Our Schools.

    Five JCPS schools have taken the plunge with us. Check out what they're up to!

  • Our Mentors.

    It takes a lot to lead the best. Our mentors can hang.

    Your Name Here!

    Teacher Leader Extraordinaire!

    I am amazing and love to lead.

    Your Name Here!

    Teacher Leader Extraordinaire!

    I am amazing and love to lead.

    Your Name Here!

    Teacher Leader Extraordinaire!

    I am amazing and love to lead.

    Your Name Here!

    Teacher Leader Extraordinaire!

    I am amazing and love to lead.

  • Our Community Advisors.

    The people behind the scenes who hustle for us.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Brad Clark

    Director of Economic Opportunity

    at Hope Street Group

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Casey Ramage

    VP of Marketing at edjanalytics

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sam Corbett

    Seasoned biz dev executive

    & school innovation advocate

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Elise Buck

    Assistant Vice President Of Events And Outreach at Kosair Charities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Ann Larson

    Dean of Education at University of Louisville

    Your name here.

    Changemaker community leader.

  • Our Sponsors.

    These organizations took a chance on a rowdy group of teachers.

    We'd love it if you took a chance on them to say thanks.

    Whole Foods Louisville

    Supporter

    Kroger

    Supporter

    Kale & Flax

    Partner

    Gravely Brewing

    Partner

    Lotsa Pasta

    Supporter

  • Want to learn more?

    Drop us a line!