Welcome to Whiteboard Youth Ventures

Whiteboard Youth Ventures is dedicated to helping high school students excel in school, business, and life by using the transformative power of entrepreneurship to catapult their learning through real world experience.

Articles

I Don’t Give a Crap about Your Passion
15 Apr

I Don’t Give a Crap about Your Passion

"Passion" is the most overrated attribute to look for in an entrepreneur. Phew, it feels good to finally say that out loud. I am tired of hearing about passion being the reason certain people and companies s...
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Push Your Idea Off a Cliff
2 Apr

Push Your Idea Off a Cliff

There are a lot of metaphors in the startup world. They act as a visual and tacit aid for understanding difficult concepts that otherwise would be very hard to grasp. The latest metaphor that I've started to...
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Twelve Books for Every Entrepreneur
19 Mar

Twelve Books for Every Entrepreneur

I'm often asked about what books influence my life as an entrepreneur. For all of my students, I cannot stop recommending books. I strongly believe you have to devour as much information as possible. So here's ...
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Six Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs
11 Mar

Six Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

For the most part, it seems people believe entrepreneurship can be taught, or absolutely rejected the idea. Oddly enough, I land somewhere in the middle. Despite running a summer program for high school s...
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What Our Students and Parents Say

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...the single greatest experience of our lives! Anybody who hasn't attended will have a difficult time understanding how amazing it is.
Bridget and Maeve Sullivan, YEC Program Alumnae
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The ideas, the friendships, the knowledge and the memories are things that we will take with us forever!
Mark McCormick, Director of Student Development, Fortune Education, Tianjin, China
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I couldn't be more thankful for the experiences and help that Frank and his team gave me.
Adam Lorenz-Kruk, Launch Program Alumnus