Idea Lab

Idea Lab Kids is the disruptor in providing out of the school educational programs for kids ages 4 - 14. Our STEAM (Science | Tech | Engineering | Culinary and Visual Art | Mathematics based programs are exciting and innovative.

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Idea Lab Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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IDEA Lab is unique kids franchise opportunity that allows our franchisee business partners to build a financially valuable business by providing multiple revenue streams.

We are seeking to partner with driven professionals and investors who have a passion for building a profitable business while also making a positive impact in their community by provided S.T.E.A.M Education.

A background in childcare or education but a passion to educate kids is desirable to succeed as an IDEA lab franchise. In children franchise industry, franchise owners today come from diverse backgrounds and have a common goal of making difference early childhood education and achieve financial success.

Our franchisee business partners will have option to be an active role in the business as the full-time General Manager or choose to hire a full-time Program Coordinator and serve in a consultant role. Either way, in this fastest growing business sector, we can help you determine which path may be right for you.

At IDEA lab Kids Franchise, you will be helping others and also have financial success, our business offers you the ability to do both.

Company History

IDEA Lab began in the summer of 2009 when then Ghazal Qureshi, Data Scientist / Computer Science Graduate, decided to find unique summer camps for her kids. She recognized a need for a unique and specialized STEAM classes that put the Art into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for an integrated, holistic, and creative approach to learning. She started IDEA Lab summer camps in premise of another child play business and since than IDEA lab has grown into full multi-revenue stream business model working directly with school districts and owning several locations in Houston. It is this commitment to provide STEAM education to kids and proprietary system that distinguishes the company today.

Company Details

Established: 2011
First Unit Franchised: 2017
Assigned Units: +90
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Idea Lab

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 6 days in Houston working at Corporate Store. Strong online training portal

Other Info: Business Development hands-on assistance for first 6 months.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Idea Lab Franchise.

What does a Idea Lab Franchise Cost?

Idea Lab franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $50,000
Total Investment: $150,000 - $225,000
Minimum Net Worth: $100,000
Franchise Fee: $35,500
Royalty: 8%
Ad: 1%
Average Number of Employees: 4 - 6
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: YNo
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes 10%

Is Idea Lab a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Idea Lab is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Idea Lab a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Idea Lab is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Idea Lab Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Idea Lab does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Idea Lab a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Idea Lab is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Idea Lab Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Idea Lab franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Idea Lab Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Idea Lab franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Idea Lab Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Idea Lab franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Idea Lab Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Idea Lab franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Idea Lab's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Idea Lab Franchises for Sale

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