for the 21st Century

Eight real businesses students can start this weekend with self-directive lessons exploring social and emotional learning and college and career readiness

Why Startup Smartup

Social & Emotional Learning

Students learn by doing, by teaching, and through community engagement. These are the skills you can't learn from a book: salesmanship, communication and being solution-oriented.

College & Career Exploration

Exercises and activities evaluate personality types, strengths, and interests and provide feedback for students to explore as they consider the pathways to and through high school and beyond.


Be a young entrepreneur. Choose from eight different businesses and learn how to get yours up and running today. You’ll learn how to design your own website, how to find customers and how to make real money before you know it!


Help your child learn real-world skills today. Video tutorials, guidebooks and lesson plans will teach them how to set up one of eight different businesses. They’ll learn how to design their own website, find customers and track their performance as well as the importance of persistence, doing a good job and the principles of salesmanship.

Teachers + Administrators

Think outside of the box and bring engaging online 21st century programming to your students. Explore the fundamentals of entrepreneurship including goal setting, prospecting, the sales cycle and the principles of salesmanship. Guided lessons are easy to use and focus on social and emotional learning and college and career pathways.

Partner Testimonials

Nellie Miramontes

Dave Nash

Grace Aguirre Garcia


We Support Little Ms. Flint

Startup Smartup is proud to support Mari Copeny, otherwise known as Little Miss Flint in all of her outstanding efforts to bring awareness and change to the ongoing water crisis in Flint Michigan. Mari embodies the spirit and ambition that we hope to cultivate and has proven that even at 11 years old, youth can effect change, take control of their future and make the world a better place than they've found it.

By working with Startup Smartup, you too will be supporting Little Miss Flint, proving that youth can make a difference, providing resources to improve water for thousands of individuals in and around Flint Michigan and bringing awareness to the importance of clean water globally. And for that we thank you.

Check out her work here!

Proud to partner with the Red Cross

Startup Smartup will help you with discounted certifications through The Red Cross! In just four hours, you'll gain the confidence to handle most babysitting situations, like what to do in an emergency and how to keep yourself and the kids safe. You'll also learn the basics of child care, like feeding and changing diapers. Plus, you'll get tips on talking with parents and how to get your business started.