The Bootstrapping Checklist

The Bootstrapping Checklist is an Entrepreneurship Learning Community for Students Grade 6-12.

You can download the pdf:
How to Run the Bootstrapping Checklist

Upload and share a video of your experience running the program on our YouTube Channel (respect student privacy please);

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The Bootstrapping Checklist teaches 21st century skills, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. The workflow introduces students to project management, innovation and entrepreneurship and engages them in experiential learning activities related to the STEAM curriculum.

If you have access to cloud computing, [mobile] devices, and internet connectivity, you can run this program at your school and help to grow our community of #bootstrappers – what you also really need is a growth attitude and commitment to yourself, your team, and your community.

Thank you.

Rich Baxter


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Rich Baxter is an educator, founder and advocate for social innovation, the arts, and entrepreneurial education. The Bootstrapping Checklist was Shortlisted in the Teaching Delivery Category and Showcased on December 5, 2016 and December 4, 2017 in Philadelphia at the Reimagine Education Awards and exists in the Creative Commons as an open innovation project.


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*Special thanks to Kristan Uccello, Dr. Paul Kim CTO of GSE at Stanford, CTO at TDSB Peter Singh, Salar Chagpar and Marc Lijour at, Tam Le, and a special thank you to all my #bootstrappers - you know who you are!

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