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$50 Startup Course

Youth entrepreneurship education through project based learning

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The $50 Startup includes 8 project based learning labs packed with activities, videos, and online resources in a teacher friendly format. The user friendly nature of the $50 Startup program makes it a perfect solution for educators teaching STEM, the arts, or CTE to incorporate entrepreneurship into the classroom. Our mission is to empower students to become 21st century thinkers by awakening their entrepreneurial spirit, inspiring them to become the architects of their futures, and giving them the confidence to transform their communities.

Students learn business fundamentals and how to use their creativity to solve problems through creation of a business on a $50 budget.



Your Instructor


sylvester chisom
sylvester chisom

Recognized as one of Ebony Magazine’s Top Young Entrepreneur’s, the author of the best selling educational text, “The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success 2.0,”Sylvester Chisom has earned a reputation as a leading authority on motivating youth to success.

He has been featured in Inc Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe & Mail Canada, worldnews.com andThe Steve Harvey Morning Show. Sylvester's inspiring personal stories and helpful strategies have reached more than a million aspiring entrepreneurs and counting.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when the instructor is ready. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when your classroom starts and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you and your students have one year licensed access to this course across any and all devices they own. You will be asked to renew your license at the end of your 12 months.
How long does each module take?
On average each module is set up to take approximately 90 mins to complete. However some educators use a flip model and have students read and watch videos out of class and work on projects during class. This can cut time if needed.
What if I am having trouble using the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Please contact us and we will do our best to address your concerns promptly.
What if I like the course but our school can't fund the program?
Our goal is to make a big impact on entrepreneurship education. Please email [email protected] We may be able to offer assistance.

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