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.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
I’m proud to be a part of Cleveland and I am very grateful for the opportunities this city gives its younger generation.
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.
I’ve wanted to major in business and accounting, but Veale Startup Week has widened my eyes to even more possibilities.
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
I learned a lot from the entrepreneurs at the Veale Pitchfest and I got some useful skills I can use later on in life.
Veale Startup Week taught me I can design, build, and learn new things and have fun, make new friends, and be myself while doing it!
The Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience for me, especially hearing other students’ business presentations.
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.
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 loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
I would tell my friends to enter the Veale Pitchfest competition because there are so many things that can be learned from it, not just about business, but about life.
I realized while attending Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing that even a high schooler can come up with a million dollar idea.
The executive coaches were enthusiastic and gave useful and critical suggestions to improve student plans and presentations! The judges at the final competition were very experienced and offered excellent questions to the students.
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 best part of the Veale Pitchfest was hearing everyone’s personal ideas and then coming together as a team to create the overall pitch.
Working in a group of students has shown me the value of teamwork.
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.
The mentors were extremely helpful and provided critical insights on our thought processes, future plans, financials, and especially the structure of our slide deck.