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, high school 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.

We know that invention can be tough. We also know that it can be one of the most fulfilling learning experiences out there. That’s why we support mentors nationwide to run transformative invention experiences for their students. 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.


Selected 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



Students impacted


of projects continue
after demo day


of students are more confident in their ability to make impact


Demo Day

Students pitch their invention to top investors from Silicon Valley at a Demo Day at the end of the year.

Join us at Stanford this May for our pitch event where students present to top investors and tech investors.


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





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

start a team


We’re looking for passionate people like you to bring Project Invent to your community. Apply today to inspire a new generation of fearless problem solvers.