For Educators

Fresh new ways to teach business planning, strategy and finance to students and startups 

StratPad is free to educators who teach strategy, business planning and finance in colleges, universities, high schools, and nonprofit organizations that support startups/small businesses.

We’ll confirm your credentials and give you free use of StratPad for one year. Then we’ll check in with you and, if you choose to continue to use StratPad in your classroom, we’ll extend your free access.

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Free software, videos and workbooks to make tough topics more interactive, engaging and fun

Do you teach business or entrepreneurship at a college, university or high school? Or mentor startups or small businesses at a nonprofit organization?

StratPad Business Class is a free teaching toolkit that will make your job easier. It includes interactive software, videos, lesson plans and workbooks that make business planning and financial projections easy to understand and simple to do.

Use StratPad Business Class to help students and potential business owners learn how to:

• Think through a business idea and how it will make money
• Write a business plan step by step
• Create a business strategy for competitive advantage
• Develop project plans to achieve goals
• Build cash flow projections (without tears or tantrums)
• And much more

Free subscription to StratPad’s cloud-based software, a dynamic online environment for teaching business planning and financial projections.


Short explanatory videos right inside StratPad that help students and clients understand financial statements and startup basics.


Free download of StratPad’s handbook How to Quickly Create an Effective Business Plan to share with students and clients (perfect for homework!)

Living textbook

StratPad bridges the gap between theory and real-life application with practical activities. Teach students how to do a SWOT analysis or craft a competitive strategy using a step-by-step approach. StratPad software provides a dynamic way to teach the Balanced Scorecard, the most widely used approach to strategy performance management.

Boost financial literacy

StratPad is loaded with tools to help you teach the basics of finance and cash flow management. The software makes it easy to create a complete set of integrated financial statements and practice “what if” scenarios that show the impact of changes on cash flow. In 2013, StratPad won Intuit’s Financial Literacy Startup Award for its contribution to advancing financial literacy.

A proven tool

StratPad is a top-rated strategy and business planning tool used by entrepreneurs all over the world. 75% of business owners who used StratPad to create their business plan secured financing. With StratPad Business Class, you’ll empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to succeed.

Volume discounts

Students and startups can sign up for StratPad, write their own business plans and share them with instructors and mentors. Contact us to take advantage of generous volume discounts for educational institutions and nonprofit mentoring organizations.