This program really exposed the dedication and hard work that the people of Northeast Ohio put into making their own independent businesses and giving back to the community.
It was really fun to connect with students from different schools and come together as a team to participate in all the Pitchfest activities.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience and I am glad I did it. It was cool to meet all the accomplished men who came back to our school to coach us.
I learned in class what it takes to get into business. I will always remember that. Without it, my business and I would not be where we are today.
I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but now I know I want to be an engineer that works on sports equipment, which I can prototype with a 3D printer. Thanks Veale Startup Week!
I really liked the Business Plan Competition and have encouraged all my friends to do it. Not only was I learning about being an entrepreneur, but I also got to work with real life entrepreneurs. I learned so much.
Everything about the competition was amazing! The executive coaches were fantastic, and the location was amazing. The judges on the day of the competition were really great and provided quick and thoughtful feedback.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a huge success from start to finish.
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
At Veale Startup Week, I learned that it’s worth it to take risks and devote your time to something that may or may not work out in the end.
I had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
From the introductions to the awards presentations, the Veale Pitchfest was great. The collaborations formed made the experience that much better.
I liked Executive Coaching Day a lot. I got feedback from people who don’t just study business, but who actually run them for a living.
The mentors were extremely helpful and provided critical insights on our thought processes, future plans, financials, and especially the structure of our slide deck.
I had a great experience and it was a lot of fun, especially the prizes. I got a lot of useful tips about public speaking. I definitely will convince my friends to participate next year.
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
I’ve wanted to major in business and accounting, but Veale Startup Week has widened my eyes to even more possibilities.
The Veale Pitchfest was a great exercise in teamwork and collaboration. It taught me how to effectively share my ideas with a large group and how to build on the great ideas of others.
Through this program I made more contacts than I could have ever imagined and learned about the business community and all of the opportunities Cleveland has to offer.