The Bootstrapping Checklist

Student Social-Entrepreneurship Network & Teacher Resource.

“At Reimagine Education, we’re keen to reward pedagogical initiatives that are equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st-century economy, valuing as we do the positive formative effects that education should have on employability. In ensuring that students learn – from a young age, and in an engaging, carefully-conceived way – the modes of thinking and hard skills necessary to foster entrepreneurial success, The Bootstrapping Checklist deserves this global recognition. In particular, our Judging Panel commend it for its integration with GitHub, which is a shining example of the project’s efforts to integrate classroom learning with contemporary innovation tools; and its focus on learning as a social, collaborative experience.” Reimagine Steering Committee, 2020

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);

Join our Facebook Group to learn how to run the program in your classroom and to share experiences, successes and challenges.

Please Like us on and Follow us on Twitter:


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


For more information, please visit:

Rich Baxter is an educator, founder and advocate for social innovation, the arts, and entrepreneurial education. The Bootstrapping Checklist has been Shortlisted in 2020 in the K-12 Catergory and 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.


#OpenSource #OpenInnovation #TheBootstrappingChecklist #ReimagineEdu #SocialInnovation #SocEnt #NeverStopInnovating #Entrepreneur #EdTech #Local2Global #Iterate2Innovate

*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!

Share this: