LaunchUR empowers youth to roll

up their sleeves and ignite their ideas,

create new ventures and fuel their potential.

 

Our innovative suite of entrepreneurship learning platforms empower:

  • Aspirational Thinking – dream big, do good
  • Applied Learning – classroom subjects “sync in”
  • Personal Growth – public speaking, teambuilding, leadership
  • Authentic Engagement – the opportunity to succeed (or fail)
  • Peer Exchange – in person and online, locally and globally

LaunchUR powers up an energized, relevant youth entrepreneur experience – a flight path that has proven to make a difference in their lives now … and spark skills needed to lead our next-gen challenges.

 

One teen at a time. One community at a time.

The countdown has begun…

Mission Critical

Peer-driven, real-world entrepreneur experiences fill a critical gap in today’s youth engagement – moving beyond simulations, board games or colored paper. High school drop out rates remains high and applied learning remains low. School days are longer but resources for innovative programs are limited. Students will enter a job market fueled by entrepreneurs but are not learning the 21st century skills to succeed.

Our Solutions

TEACHLaunchUR Toolkits

Flexible multimedia youth venture resources to scale entrepreneur experience through school and community partnerships
• Online Library Resources
• Business in a Box Toolkits

FUNDLaunchUR Ignite

National and sector-based business plan competitions – online application, video pitches, micro-fund awards.

SUPPORTLaunchUR Fuel

Energized peer exchange platform for “teen-preneurs” to connect, share and learn.
• Crowd-funding enabled

Take Flight

LaunchUR is a catalyst organization that accelerates youth entrepreneurship training by…

  • Partnering with innovative community organizations that want to enhance their youth leadership, enrichment, prevention and intervention programs.
  • Adapting best-in-class entrepreneurship curriculum to fit time and budget constraints, as well as, the talents and interests of the youth they serve.
  • Energizing youth with youth-led instructing, peer exchange practices and new media and technology tools.
  • Inviting visionary business leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and venture networks to invest their time, talent and treasures to support a real-world journey.

 

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Add Fuel

LaunchUR invites funding and impact partners to join our mission to spark a life-changing trajectory for teens through our entrepreneurship experience.

Help add fuel to their efforts by investing in program outreach, training, seed capital and youth mentoring or offering in-kind resources to support LaunchUR media exposure, event recognition, and meeting space.

Specific funding packages include:

  • Mission Impact Investor
  • Ignite Program Grants
  • Spark Event Sponsor
  • LaunchUR MicroFund Scholarships
  • LaunchUR.net Technology Underwriter

 

Our Team

LaunchUR is a Boulder-based social venture that wants to spark the energy and ingenuity of a new generation of entrepreneurs, community leaders and global citizens.

Stephanie Brady, Founder
stephanie@launchur.org

For more than a decade, Stephanie has helped national brands, nonprofits, social ventures and venture-backed startups like PepsiCo, Sylvania, Hasbro, YWCA, American Lung Association, United Way Worldwide, InsideGOOD, Giveo and KULA Causes implement marketing strategies for growth and innovation. She now transforms this experience into her passion to fuel a next generation of leadership through LaunchUR.

Theresa Mazza, Youth Engagement Champion
theresa@launchur.org

After leading youth engagement programming for RocketTown Florida, a nonprofit after-school music and activities center, and youth group ministries for Christ Church, Theresa now puts her program development, mentoring, event planning and peer exchange talents into full gear for LaunchUR.

Wendy Bolger, Partnership Champion
wendy@launchur.org

Bridging both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors working for Intel, Mercy Corps and Save the Children, Wendy brings experience building multi-stakeholder initiatives, partnership collaboratives and impact fundraising to LaunchUR.

Our Advisory Group

Jane Miller – CEO, Charter Baking
Rick Zwetsch – Principal Partner, Intersect Partners L3C
Pam Shepard – Vice President, Greenmont Capital
George Deriso – Coach, Cosmos Partners; Advisor, Toniic
Tyler Hartung – VP, Unreasonable Institute
Penni Key – Director of Administration, Boettcher Foundation
Matt Nathan – Founder, CoAchieve
Laurance Spiewak – COO, Suuthe
Ed Messman- CEO Giveo
Gretchen Zucker – National Director, Ashoka Youth Venture

Contact Us

 

4130 Tejon Street
Denver, Colorado 80211
info@launchur.org

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