Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that's not answered here? Email

Download our one-pager here

When will VentureSchool open? Where will it be located?

VentureSchool is slated to open in August 2018 for the start of the 2018-19 school year in northeast Detroit. While we have not solidified a location yet , we are working with members of the community to find a space that will best serve the needs of our future students. 


Up to this point, ventureSchool has been funded through private donations. We are currently still raising funds among individuals, businesses, and foundations to round out our planning year and launch into a successful first year of operation. After our doors are open, a majority of our operating dollars will come from state per-pupil funding. 

How are you funded?


Can I make a donation to VentureSchool?

Yes! If you are interested in supporting our efforts financially, please visit our donate page or email Drew Schantz here


Are you hiring?

Yes! We are currently hiring our founding faculty. You can find job descriptions and more information about how to apply on our careers page here


The entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit is palpable — and it has been since the city's early days. Detroit students deserve a world-class school that will allow them to assume the responsibilities of becoming the next generation of leaders, innovators, and change agents to continue fueling the city's entrepreneurial spirit for decades to come.

Why Detroit?


Entrepreneurial education is more than just about learning to start a business — it's about learning how to see possibilities instead of problems, and opportunities instead of obstacles. At VentureSchool, we will use the venture creation process to aid in the development of students' entrepreneurial mindset, which will lay a foundation of success for their academic endeavors. By honing their ability to recognize opportunity, take initiative, and innovate in the face of challenges, we know that no challenge will be too great for our students to tackle.

Why entrepreneurship?


We are currently working with a number of organizations in Detroit to build a community-rooted school that best meets the needs of the students it will serve. So far, we are honored to collaborate with Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, S.A.Y. Play Detroit, Great Communities Now!, the Denby Neighborhood Alliance — and the list keeps growing. Interested in joining us? Please email Drew Schantz here. Want to learn more about our founding team? Click here.

Who's involved?