MISSION

To cultivate the next generation of
competitive leaders and innovators
in Science, Technology Engineering
and Math (S.T.E.M.).
What is Learning Curve?

INVEST, LEARN, GROW

Learning Curve is an accredited co-curricula program, movement and community of stakeholders devoted to making the United States of America more competitive and innovative, by investing in America's future S.T.E.M leaders.

FOR STUDENTS  

Learning Curve is a rigorous and transformative youth S.T.E.M incubator in collaboration with [to be disclosed at launch]. Learning Curve is the ultimate life hack for generation next - combining academics, entrepreneurship and culture. Learning Curve Scholar-Entrepreneurs receive college credits upon successful completion of the curricula, the opportunity to commercialize a S.T.E.M. product or service, compete for $10,000 in start-up funds and intern for innovative companies.

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. Learning Curve is also a forum and an incubator for educators to shape the public debate and influence policy.

FOR EMPLOYERS  

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.

INCUBATOR COMPONENTS



PEDAGOGY
The Learning Curve curricula immerses our Scholar Entrepreneurs in 2 required tracks.
Track 1 - STEM Topics

Topics or subjects are taught from September to June using a variety of thematics and instructional delivery options including: self-immersion, experiments, skills workshops and learning strategies. The learning strategies are devised to deepen subject matter comprehension, stimulate inquiry, cultivate critical thinking and enhance test-taking confidence.

Track 2 - Entrepreneurship & Culture

Learning Curve utilizes a combination of the case method, experiential learning and a rotation internship to teach the entrepreneurship & culture track. The primary experiential component of the program is launching a venture and competing for $10,000 and an array of support and advisory services. Day-by-day, week-by-week Scholar-Entrepreneurs are required to submit, modify and refine deliverables that contribute to the launch of their venture. Scholar-Entrepreneurs will have to take a lot into consideration when forming their ventures including: founding teams, business structure, branding, marketing, intellectual property, equity financing, stock incentives, partnerships & joint ventures and much more.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO
EXPERIENCE IN LEARNING CURVE
  • 1    Learn by Doing - Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and make something.
  • 2    Learn by Renting Ideas - Hatching novel ideas is hardwork, so we encourage our Scholar-Entrepreneurs to borrow and adapt ideas.
  • 3    Learn the Culture - Learning and changing the culture of work and the workplace is part of what makes Learning Curve unique, so instead of a single internships, our Scholar-Entrepreneurs are engaged in rotations.
Participant Requirements
All Learning Curve Scholars are expected to:
  1. Attend orientation
  2. Attend weekly classes
  3. Form a team; cultivate and launch a venture
  4. Attend a spring break trip to Cambridge, MA
  5. Intern during the summer
  6. Stay engaged in the Learning Curve community through alumni programming and blog contributions

GET INVOLVED

There are many of ways to become part of the Learning Curve community

  • HOST AN INTERN

    Are you an innovative company with a passion for cultivating human capital, then sign-up to host an intern.

  • DONATE/SHARE GOODS & SERVICES

    We can always use an assortment of producuts, software, supplies for our workshops and study kits. Check out back when we publish our Needs List or feel free to let us know if you have products (i.e. hardware, curriculum) or services (i.e. SaaS, Wireless) that can power our learning environment.

  • TEACH

    It takes a village a village of creative people, inventors, business leaders, educators, policymakers, consumers and everything in between to cultivate talent, so we need your help to craft workshops, experiments, business cases and other experiential-based learning opportunities. Tell us more about you, what you would like to teach or share insights that could be important to our Scholar-Entrepreneurs.

  • SHARE YOUR SPACE

    From time-to-time Learning Curve needs space for our collaborations, receptions, orientations, workshops, retreats and competitions. Please tell us more about your space and see also our Needs List.

  • SPONSOR AN EVENT

    We need sponsors for our in-person and virtual events. Please help us, by supplying the resources to produce transformational and informative experiences. Sign-up Now to Sponsor an Event.

  • TELL YOUR PEEPS

    We need your help to spread the word about Learning Curve's movement. Here are some ideas:
    Post & Like us on Facebook
    Tweet
    Pin Us
    Post to Google+
    Tell the Media

APPLY

Application Period
Opens
12/12/2012

Learning Curve seeks to recruit and enlist youth that are bold, imaginative and curious. A high GPA is great, but it's not everything.

At Learning Curve we seek to admit youth that possess strong leadership potential, evidence of intellectual curiosity, an insatiable hunger to invent and/or launch a venture and keen understanding of service.  We also look for youth that can be evangelist or ambassadors to bring other people into the Learning Curve movement.

Notes
  • Tuition (includes 1 year of course work), internship placement, trips (transportation, meals and accomodations), competition entry fees, alumni events until age 22
  • 80% attendance rate, check the schedule
  • Commitment to participate in a summer internship rotation program





1
CREATE A SCHOLAR PROFILE

You can build, edit and save your profile.

2
COMPLETE THE
ONLINE APPLICATION

Download application for reference.
a. Complete all Essays
b. Obtain 2 Letters of Recommendation
c. Upload school transcript

3
SCHEDULE
INTERVIEW

Interviews are scheduled with Finalists only.

COMING IN 2013

SPONSOR

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