About Us — An Accelerator for the 99%


To make learning and exploring opportunities in STEAMD (Science Tech Engineering Art Math Design) engaging and meaningful for teens through skills acquisition, entrepreneurship and social responsibility.


To increase the social and economic mobility of undervalued populations in STEAMD and their communities through advancements in education, work, impact investing and social innovation.

What is Learning Curve?

  • a start-up accelerator for teens
  • a movement to make STEAMD learning meaningful
  • a growing ecosystem of stakeholders devoted to connecting more young people to STEAMD opportunities
We help teens acquire the skills they need to bolster their development, plus the resources they need to grow their start-ups. Learning Curve incubates human capital; we nurture our teen entrepreneurs-in-residence by challenging them to rapidly acquire new STEAMD skills, solve complex problems in their communities and hold an ecosystem of stakeholders (which includes our teen entrepreneurs) accountable for outcomes.

For the Teen Entrepreneur-in-Residence…

Learning Curve is a rigorous and transformative learning experience. Learning Curve is the ultimate life hack for generation next – combining hands-on learning, entrepreneurship and culture. At Learning Curve we delve deeply into the culture of commercialization, innovation and investment.  We take our teens from idea to start-up in 30 days.  Students learn how to problem solve, commercialize a STEAMD idea and connect to industry through mentoring and internship opportunities. Students work through each challenge or idea using our M3 method: 1.) Make 2.) Monetize and 3.) Matter. As facilitators we teach teens how to make and monetize inventions that matter.

For Educators…

Learning Curve is an educator’s laboratory to engage in meaningful scholarship to unlock the knowledge that can be used to improve student opportunity, achievement and success. Learning Curve is a rare pedagogical experience and ecosystem, where bold instruction and collaboration are strongly encouraged to spark and sustain the student’s enthusiasm for learning. At Learning Curve the term “educator” is all-inclusive; instruction is delivered by business leaders, policymakers, designers and an array of “makers”.

For Industry…

Learning Curve is a human capital pipeline and an opportunity for employers to engage in “Research & Development” of the next innovative workforce. Learning Curve’s Employer-Partners are committed to understanding the needs and motivation of generation next to produce a more just and productive workplace.

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