Project Invent

Empowering the next generation of inventors.

We’re redefining what it means to be an inventor. Students who invent for social good develop the skills and confidence to face any challenge.


What We Do


Activate fearless problem solvers.

Examples of curriculum for various goals such as building empathy through a walk-a-mile experience.


In Project Invent, students spend the year inventing technologies to solve real problems in their communities. In the process, students learn design thinking, engineering, and entrepreneurship as tools for solving real-world problems. Download our free curriculum that walks you through the full invention process, from identifying a need to building an impactful product.

download our free curriculum.


We’re here to support.

Bringing authentic opportunities to innovate into the classroom is tough. It’s also what our students need. We support mentors nationwide to lead students to innovate for real world problems. When you commit to running a team, we commit to supporting you to make it happen. Here’s how:



All mentors attend summer institute to learn the best practices in design thinking, engineering, and entrepreneurship.


We help pair every team with a community partner to ground student problem solving in the real world.


All teams present at Demo Day in May to top Silicon Valley investors and executives for the chance at funding.

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This is the one thing that needs to be happening in every high school.

david kelley
founder of stanford + ideo


Our Impact



SCHOOLS nationwide WITH


of projects continue
after demo day


of students are more confident in making an impact on the world


Demo Day


At Demo Day, students pitch to top investors and tech leaders for funding.


student inventors Making a difference

"Project Invent has not only developed me as a confident creative thinker, but also empowered me to use my talents and abilities for others. The sense of fulfillment after designing for a human need is incredibly special."

-Noah T, 10th grade



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A mentor helps guide a high school student through the invention process.

start a team


We’re looking for passionate educators to bring Project Invent to their schools. Apply today to inspire a new generation of fearless problem solvers.