Our Work & Programming

Entrepreneurship education that is dynamic and inclusive

Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial spaces have historically excluded many groups and voices.  We need a diverse set of young leaders at the center of design, innovation, and business.
Opportunity youth, women & nonbinary founders, and international exchanges bring voice and perspective to all of our programming.  All 3DS founders are prepared to to create value and impact for their communities.

3DS programs build pathways to include more young people in entrepreneurship and innovation – specifically those impacted by social and economic inequality. 

Investing in Young Leaders

Entrepreneurial skills and mindset are necessary to launch a small business and also critical skills to be employable, successful, and competitive for the future of work and a global economy.

Participants build entrepreneurial mindsets, skills, and ventures that advance sustainable development. They leverage lived-experience, acquired knowledge, and leadership skills to advocate for spaces that will substantially improve access to entrepreneurship education, careers, and entrepreneurial activity.

Programming Overview

LEARN: Participants develop mindsets, skills, and new ventures.

CREATE: Participants leverage their voices and perspectives to raise awareness for inclusive entrepreneurship.

LEAD: Participants are matched to entrepreneurial mentors, ecosystem partners, and apprenticeships.  All program participants showcase their work to education leaders, sector experts, and government officials working towards inclusive entrepreneurship.

Systemic Solutions

Too many young people have limited access to entrepreneurship education, training, and mentoring to provide support for their career and venture development. 
Students who receive entrepreneurship training and mentorship have an increased likelihood of experiencing career success, becoming entrepreneurs, and running successful businesses.

3DS programs are building new systems that enable more young people to pursue entrepreneurship, thrive in careers, and to create the future.

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