Workshops

Our high-impact, hands-on curriculum creates high student engagement in the classroom and helps students develop a solution-oriented mindset. Through collaborative team challenges, student-led discussions, and project-based learning, students develop their skills and build their startups.

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Events

The Fast Pitch Competition allow students to apply the curriculum in a competitive, real-world experiential learning setting. Program participants interact with expert entrepreneurs and shark investors acting as judges, and present their business concepts for a chance to win seed funding through scholarships.

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Incubator In a box

The Incubator in a Box turns any classroom, home, or office into a think-tank for innovative ideas. Containing curriculum, business planning guides, high-tech gadgets, and much more, the Incubator in a Box makes it possible for anyone and everyone to acquire the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur.

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our Mission

Push Humanity Forward

Aspirational entrepreneurship workshops and curriculum for low-income and at-risk communities

National Startup League turns every classroom into a startup incubator and every student into an entrepreneur, using professionally facilitated high-impact workshops, industry leading curriculum, and nationwide competitive events. The National Startup League model drives multi-disciplinary skill acquisition for every student entrepreneur, with tools that are designed for success in the 21st century.

Students work beyond the classroom to build legitimate companies, and interact with real customers, professional mentors, and angel investors. National Startup League challenges every participant to use entrepreneurship to Push Humanity Forward!

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National Startup League

OUR TEAM

Brendon Nowmack

UI, UX DESIGNER

Mara Somers

Designer

NAtan Durham

Developer

Impact by the Numbers

25,432

Students

4,840

Workshops

5,400

Competitors

44

Schools

567

Startups

50,000+

Brilliant Ideas

Our Natural Projects

SHOWCASE Your Nature

Applied Learning

curriculum

Entrepreneurship: 
Your New SuperPower

Students work through the meaning of "Solution-Oriented Mindset," and develop high-level understanding of entrepreneurship as an empowering worldview. Students get a deeper look at the companies solving some of the greatest problems today, and participate in engaging activities that develop their skills in critical thinking, teamwork, and concept vetting.

Strategy Aim and Numbers game

Students learn to use the Business Model Canvas to develop a holistic strategic direction for their individual concepts. Fundamental capital management and financial literacy are emphasized. Classroom engagement activities include financial documentation, budgeting, SWOT analysis, and goal setting.

Lean Mean
Startup Machine

Students develop the critically important principles of MVP generation, customer development, pivoting, and using the scientific method. Classroom engagement activities focus on gathering robust data and creating feedback loops through customer development interviews and surveys to validate or invalidate a student's initial Startup Hypothesis.

Swimming with the sharks

Students are systematically desensitize students to the fear of public speaking. Practicing and refining their pitch’s content and delivery, students pitch their concept nearly a dozen times in the session. Classroom engagement activities develop non-verbal communication, articulation, audience engagement, cognitive grit, and salesmanship.

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tESTIMONIALS

“Before your company’s workshops I was just a student who was good at things but had no clue what she wanted to do after high school. You all have exposed me to something I love doing and will hopefully excel at one day. You gave me advice on how to communicate to my team and skills that I know I can apply every day.”

CYMPHANI WESSON

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

"NSL not only enhances our Entrepreneurship Program but engages 100% of our students in the learning process.  The time taken into fast pitch preparation builds not only personal confidence but also takes their passion of creating a Business Plan to another level. Thankful to the NSL team!"

MANDY FERNANDEZ

TEACHER, AUGUSTUS HAWKINS HIGH SCHOOL

“The NSL workshop was very fun because we were able to collaborate and participate. The facilitator had my attention every second of the presentation.”

lizbeth gomez

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

"The NSL peer-to-peer teaching model has inspired our students to boldly present before large audiences, which can be very challenging. NSL provides the perfect learning process for students to share their ideas to make the planet a better place."

JOHN JACKSON

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

"NSL has been the perfect addition to my class. The teachers have inspired my students through lessons that are exactly what my school administration wants to see. Students are using all of the 21st century skills that we are emphasizing. I have seen several students become entrepreneurs after participating in NSL."

tOM GORRELL

TEACHER, KATELLA HIGH SCHOOL

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