Welcome to the world of


Welcome to the World of




The Startup Studio was brought to life by a visionary entrepreneur whose mission is to ensure that as many people as possible can get access to the skills that will enable them to realize the power they possess.

It all begins with


In this case, it began with a simple request: “Come give us feedback on a new curriculum to teach entrepreneurship.”

This was what Dr. Steven Lyng, the Head of School at Windermere Preparatory School, asked of Gary Conroy, a successful serial entrepreneur who was deeply engaged with the school community.  Upon accepting, Gary listened to the people in the room share their thoughts on how business and entrepreneurship should be taught, growing more and more convinced that these traditional methodologies could never be the solution they were seeking.

Expressing his vision for a program that would truly revolutionize the way that students learned and experienced the journey of entrepreneurship, he was given the unprecedented opportunity to build an entirely new program from scratch.

For the next three years, Gary immersed himself in the classroom to fully understand the complexities of what was needed and to begin crafting what today has become The Startup Studio’s premiere school program, “Learn to Start.”

Gary knew that the last thing education needed was more “academic content.” So, he founded The Startup Studio to bring a new model to education; one that didn’t just teach a collection of theories, ideas, and facts, but rather engages students in a transformation of their mindset that puts them on the path to free agency, so they are more fully equipped for whatever path in life they choose.

What Does The

Startup Studio

Stand For?

The Startup Studio believes that in order for people to have a positive influence in the world, education must change. We must give people the opportunity to “Learn to Start” so as to live out lives of empowerment, performance, and wellness. Only then can we solve the great problems of the world.


The Startup Studio believes that trust is the number one component in developing environments in which students and professionals can learn to fail and take risk so as to become self-empowered human beings.



The Startup Studio believes that change can only be accomplished through time and patience if it is expected to remain a constant.



The Startup Studio believes that in order to truly bring about real change in education, school leaders and organization leaders must allow for cutting-edge, transformative innovation to be the force that ensures that change.


The Startup Studio believes that the young generation is the first generation in history that has the power to change the world into a planet that is efficient, sustainable, and profitable for everyone that lives on it, but where profitability is measured not by one’s wealth but rather by one’s level of fulfillment.



To be a sustainable solution that can bring about real change in education.

Gary speaking to students in summer experience entrepreneurship



Our instructors are a key part of our story

To deliver a disruptive model of education founded on empowerment, performance, and wellness.

Story in Motion

The Startup Studio has been built to bring a sustainable solution to education, based in the discipline of entrepreneurship. We look to partner with forward-thinking organizations that are interested in better preparing their students for a life of free agency. STORY, therefore, is the method by which we measure the impact of our Learn to Start programs.  We tell these stories through our trademarked platform called Story in Motion.

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The Startup Studio has its offices in Orlando, Florida, and Da Nang, Vietnam, and will be opening additional offices as we continue to expand our mission throughout the world.