Where Educators, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Connect


We are StartEdUp

StartEdUp is a global network of the most renowned innovators, educators and entrepreneurs. We define and employ the tactics of real innovation and leave the buzzwords in the dust.


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Our Mission

Our Mission is to empower students and teachers to actively change education through employing innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom. 


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It Matters

Now more than ever, education needs reform. With the exponential growth of technology and wild changes in our global economy, students need to be prepared for a world different than we've ever experienced. 

An "innovative" student isn't just technology driven, they are simply producers not consumers. 




Our Strategy

StartEdUp goes far beyond simply telling why. We provide the network, the strategy and the framework no matter what part of the journey you're in.

StartEdUp students are enterprising, creative and opportunity driven. 

I don’t care if you teach for 20 years, just don’t teach the same year 20 times.
— Chuck Wettrick (Don's Father)

What Now?

We have officially released Future Ready U, an online innovation academy for families, teachers and anyone looking to empower the young people in their lives.


What else can we do for you?


Become a Startedup School

Join the network of countless other schools and educators that are shattering the status quo and actively taking steps to become future ready, and empower their students with the tools they need to succeed.


Get yourself rolling with a power hour

Are you dying to get started but your administration is holding you back. Have a crazy circumstance that needs custom assistance or just don't no where to start?

Book a Power Hour with Don and the StartEdUp team where we'll analyze your situation and give you the resources you need to get moving!


Look inside the Classroom

We put our money where our mouth is. With daily vlogs, innovation tips and new practices, check out the StartEdUp YouTube for a unique and candid look on student innovation in action.


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