From the introductions to the awards presentations, the Veale Pitchfest was great. The collaborations formed made the experience that much better.
My presentation skills and ability to deliver a business pitch have significantly improved.
The Veale Venture Challenge and the entrepreneurship programming at my school provide tremendous opportunities for students like me.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
The Forum has inspired me to be more purposeful in stepping out of the classroom and connecting with what’s happening in the entrepreneurship space beyond education.
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.
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.
I discovered my passion for business this year through my school’s entrepreneurship program. I learned valuable public speaking skills and met mentors. I plan to pursue my company, take more entrepreneurship classes, and learn all I can about business.
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.
The Veale Venture Challenge was incredible. I loved being in a setting with so many aspiring business professionals like myself. It taught me that it’s never too early to start your own business
It was really fun to connect with students from different schools and come together as a team to participate in all the Pitchfest activities.
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.
As a high school student, it’s hard to know where to get started. The Young Entrepreneur Market is a great place to start your business.
It was a lot of fun watching and listening to the other student entrepreneurs at the Veale Venture Challenge finals. For me, presenting on stage in front of more than one hundred people was a bit more “real” and much scarier than presenting in front of a few judges at school.
I had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
At Veale Startup Week, I learned there is a much larger variety of business opportunities than I thought.
I keep coming back to the Young Entrepreneur Market and it’s one of my favorite things to do. I love seeing a customer’s face light up and getting satisfaction from selling something. I love that feeling.
I always thought Ohio is a state that’s not in my future, but Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing showed me just how much the people of Cleveland care about students.
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
I’m proud to be a part of Cleveland and I am very grateful for the opportunities this city gives its younger generation.