Startup Sherpas for Schools

Startup Sherpas is perfect for schools or organisations that work with teens.

If you've got just an hour to fill getting kids solving problems, or you want to take them on the full journey from raw idea to something that looks real, then we have it covered!

Startup Sherpa gets teens learning and doing real innovation

They will be using the same methodology, tools and techniques that are used in the Startup and Corporate worlds – where most of them could well end up. So, get them learning the skills before they hit the workplace and set them up for success in the future.

We don’t believe in just sitting and learning – at least not when it comes to the world of problem solving, and taking ideas that could become wonderful businesses, social enterprises, charities or community projects. We believe in doing, and from our years of experience working with adults with the same focus, we know that learning only really happens when you try something out.

Teachable (and downloadable) Tools and Techniques

We’ve broken down a complex and uncertain process into a methodology and set of tools and techniques that are teachable.

These tools and techniques are not created for kids – they were created for adults, so the teens who join Startup Sherpas are learning skills that will truly be useful in their futures.

We focus on mindset and behaviours, and encourage quitting!

Over the years we have worked with adults in big Corporates, we’ve seen an increase in ‘fear to even have a go’…

It’s a massive problem. We won’t advance as people or as a global community if we don’t actually DO something with the amazing ideas that sit in our brains. We worry about being wrong, and we are aiming to fix that.

We ask people to quit (not Startup Sherpas, but their idea), by getting teens to try something out, make it real, listen to feedback, and then make a decision.

We believe this is critical to the future success of our teens, and the world. If we don’t make mistakes, we aren’t trying something new!

Treks that fit your timetable!

Need to fill an hour of time with something exciting?

You could get your teens to follow our Ideation Trek which takes just 1 hour to get LOADS of amazing ideas (and excitement) buzzing across your school or group.

Need to fill 20 hours of a full scheme of work?

Not a problem – we’ll help out by pointing to the Treks that your teens should follow.


Let’s say you have decided to have an ‘Inspiring Ideas’ week around a theme you are exploring. Mental Health would be a great example, and you want to get your kids creating inspirational ideas that could help tackle the problem.

You put an hour aside for them to work on their ideas and turn them into an amazing display.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a few of them could really be ground-breaking ideas!