$50 Startup Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway

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

Sylvester is the CEO and founder of Global CTE, an online career and technical education publishing company. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with school districts and colleges to provide digital curriculum and books that serve over 50,000 students in over 600 school districts across the country.

Sylvester also keeps a busy schedule traveling the world as a keynote speaker and consultant for fortune 500 companies like Fedex and Enterprise; Organizations like NBMBAA; US government agencies like the SBA and US Embassy; and internationally with ministries of education in Brazil and Costa Rica. He is also the author of four books on entrepreneurship and mindset including the one from his TED Talk, "Manifest Greatness, How To Live Without Limits."

From starting his first company at the age of 17 with only a water hose, a bucket, and a dream Sylvester has garnered over 20 years of entrepreneurial best practices and business experience. His ideas on business innovation and his companies have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC., Steve Harvey and more. Sylvester's inspiring personal stories and helpful strategies have reached more than a million business leaders, students and entrepreneurs across the globe.


Course Curriculum



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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