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StartUp TradeUp bridges the gap between education and the real world by providing opportunities to experience, develop, and enhance entrepreneurial skills.


Build sustainable, local partnerships for elevated learning


Create experiential learning opportunities for meaningful skill development


Apply proven structures and guidance to enhance existing programming

Why StartUp TradeUp

Entrepreneurial learning is the future of both education and workforce development. It is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must have for every person. StartUp TradeUp makes that learning easy.

Entrepreneurship Education

44% of the US economy is accounted for by small businesses


Reskilling Necessary

50% of existing jobs are poised to be automated within the next decade

Major Changes

In the Next 5 years, 44% of workers core skills are expected to change

Booming Entrepreneurship

5.4 million new businesses were filed in 2020 and nearly 5.1 million were filed in 2022

Our Offerings


Building Partnerships

Partnerships are foundational to creating hands-on learning experiences that foster entrepreneurial skills. We can build new relationships, enhance existing ones and make management and sustainment of these critical partnerships easy.


Developing Curriculum

We will identify the right entrepreneurial curriculum/program and support for your goals, whether it’s something we’ve developed or not.


Training and Professional Development

Whether you want to grow, elevate, or create opportunities for entrepreneurial skill development, our training and PD services can help.

Custom Solutions

Not sure where to start? We can help. Schedule a 30-minute call to discover more about how StartUp TradeUp can help meet your organization’s unique needs today.

Our Team

Emily Kilgore

Children cannot be what they cannot see. Driven by this philosophy, Emily Kilgore has spent her seventeen-year teaching career in the pursuit of inspiring young people by creating hands-on, experiences-based classrooms deeply rooted in partnerships with businesses in the region.

Nadia Mullin

From her initial role as a Project Manager at an education management organization, transitioning into ESOL education, and eventually immersing herself into business brokerage, Nadia has cultivated a unique variety of experiences that uniquely position her to drive changes in entrepreneurship education and workforce development.

When real experiences are provided skill development soars

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