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Thursday, April 17, 2014

What if instead of waiting to talk about entrepreneurship in college classrooms, students started out really young? (Gemenacom/Shutterstock)

Should We Teach Kids Entrepreneurship?

Can you teach entrepreneurship? Many college students take courses on how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started earlier? What if we taught entrepreneurship in high school, middle school or even elementary school classes? Cristal Glangchai is founder of VentureLab in San Antonio, which offers a weeklong course for 5- to 7-year-old girls called Girl Startup 101—a course that pushes little girls to unleash their inner start-up maven. Six year-old Isabel Mendler has attended Girl Start-up twice. Frederick Mendler, her father, knows a thing or two about start-ups as the co-founder of a recruitment-technology business called TrueAbility. He hopes his little girl will develop an entrepreneurial streak also.

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