Improving the world one entrepreneur at a time

Our youth entrepreneurship program was designed specifically for you! We will help your students cultivate entrepreneurial skills and learn how to build a successful business.

Our Business Innovation Journey develops entrepreneurial thinking and skills while building up to every student’s favorite part: the grand finale of a business pitch!

Because each of our educators approaches the program differently and each student learns at their own pace we designed a program that guides you while also leaving flexibility to tailor as needed. We provide you our best practices and encourage you to tailor as you see fit! You know your students best and we exist to support you in developing their skillset to best succeed as an entrepreneur.

You can simply refer to us as your entrepreneurial guides because we are entrepreneurs ourselves!

Stephen Intlekofer
Lead Curriculum Designer
A professional curriculum designer, he has worked in the education industry, editing, writing, and designing curricula in K-12 and higher ed.
Mark Tough
Curriculum Coordinator and Developer
Mark brings over twenty years of teaching and curriculum development experience to Rising Innovator.
Marc Seldin
One of the founders of Rising Innovator, Marc is a serial entrepreneur with many successful businesses to his name, including two schools.

Quick facts about Business Innovation Journey™

  • For teens aged 12 to 17 (middle and high school students)
  • Developed by experienced educators in partnership with multiple experienced entrepreneurs
  • Contains 15 classes, and has been used to teach courses of lengths varying between 12 to 24 weeks.
  • Online program meeting once a week for 1 hour each session (Web and Guided only)
  • Team based, students will create small groups to pursue business ideas
  • Free downloadable sample, reasonable prices for other versions


We have 3 popular ways of delivering our youth entrepreneurship program. Though these are popular ways, we also offer tailored delivery options to best support you and your students. If you have questions about what version would be right for you, contact us here.


Download all 7 units (14 lessons) of the course

  • Downloadable materials for 14 lessons (first 5 lessons available for free)
  • Includes lesson PDFs, PowerPoints, instructor notes, and handouts.
  • Available immediately with limited support

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Teach students on our online learning platform

$200/student up to a maximum of $1500/classroom
  • Everything in the Downloadable version with personalized support
  • Hosted on our online learning management system (LMS)
  • Includes our online accounting tool to help teens track their money
  • Additional lesson, cases and resources

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An online class led by our mentor teachers

$300/student up to a maximum of $2500/classroom
  • Everything in the Downloadable version with personalized support
  • Hosted on our online learning management system (LMS)
  • Includes our online accounting tool to help teens track their money
  • Additional lesson, cases and resources
  • Zoom lessons conducted by a teacher provided by Rising Innovator

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Not sure which version is right for you? Have questions? Learn more or contact us today


Business Innovation Journey

Here’s what educators are saying about this entrepreneurial program

“Rising Innovator was a natural fit! … The students are engaged with the material. … The idea of being a member of a team in an ultimate pitch competition is especially appealing to them!”

– Gillett Cole,
Newgate School, Sarasota, Florida
“The Rising Innovator experience provides students with a modern approach to jump starting a brand new business venture of their own…. Students learn to outline, then pitch their dreams!”

-Sam Jagoda,
Entrepreneurship Teacher, Bridgemont International School
“The Rising Innovator Program helped our team deliver relevant business content to our students! Our students now have a lean start-up business plan they can use to start a business and the skill and tools needed to develop another in the future.”

-Secondary teacher,
The Cottonwood High School, El Dorado Hills, CA


Key features of Business Innovation Journey™


Up to 15 lessons

These lessons cover the key competencies of entrepreneurship, including problem solving, teamwork, the entrepreneurial mindset, marketing, and more.


Case studies

Students will learn about the experiences of real entrepreneurs and how they relate to them as students work to create their own business.


Videos and PowerPoints

Use the videos and slides to engage students in your lessons, whether in-person or in a virtual learning environment.


Accounting software

Our custom online EasyBalance software will help teens track their money as they learn about finances. Web & Guided versions only.


Choose the version you want to start with:

Free sampleDownloadableWeb/Guided LMS

or if you want to know more before making a decision:
Learn more


Already have access to the Web or Guided program?


Learn more about Business Innovation Journey, our entrepreneurial program for middle and high schoolers