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Meet the 2017 Veale Venture Challenge Finalists

The 2017 Veale Venture Challenge is underway for 16 high schools in the Forum. Let’s meet some finalists.

Update. The winners are:
First Place – BOA Bracelet – Matt Locker, James Sheeler, and Rahil Shah, University School
Second Place – Babysitter in a Box – Reagan Hardy, Magnificat High School
Third Place – 21SOX – Matthew Stauffer, Benedictine High School
Honorable Mention – Kar’ress Kupkakes – Keiarri Murphy, Glenville High School
Honorable Mention – The CoSkin – Kathryn Coughlin, Walsh Jesuit High School

 

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Benedictine High School

Matthew Stauffer’s (above) business is 21SOX, a custom-made and personalized socks business. Matthew is growing his business on etsy.

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Chagrin Falls High School

Alex Amata (above) has used his interest in televised sporting events to create Targeted Advertisement Systems. Targeted Advertisement Systems is a new technology that incorporates animated advertisements to allow for more personalized and effective advertising.

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Cuyahoga Falls High School

Megan Anderson, Nicky Marusiak, Abb Marusiak, and Allison Valente (above) turned their interest in providing alternatives to screen-time into a business called Craft Box. Craft Box is a monthly subscription service delivering materials for crafting right to your door.

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Gilmour Academy

Ava Thomas (above) developed a business that is committed to helping senior citizens, those with Alzheimer’s, and others called Memory Mat. Memory Mat is a personalized placemat that displays memory cues.

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Glenville High School

Keiarri Murphy (above) has developed a business to bring cupcakes to the Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, Kar’ress Kupkakes. Kar’ress your palette with Kar’ress Kupkakes!

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Hathaway Brown School

Erica Kahn (above) used her fondness for jewelry as inspiration to prototype a 3D printed product for her business No Mess Necklace, which provides a simple way to keep necklaces from becoming tangled.

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Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School

Batuhan Aslan (above) used 3D printing to create his business, Klix. Klix turns one pair of shoes into shoes for all types of sports.

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Laurel School

Bethany Husni’s (above) business, 31:25, helps you to feel radiant, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Magnificat High School

Reagan Hardy (above) has developed Babysitter in a Box, a mail-order kit containing all of the essentials a babysitter could ever need.

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Montessori High School at University Circle

Max Shubert (above) created the travel blog application called Venture.

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St. Edward High School

Mike Farmer, Michael Maloof, and Bennet Sulan (above) transformed their concern about food waste into an application called CookIt.

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St. Ignatius High School

Michael Nickerson (above) is fueling the pack with his premier workout nutrition Wolf Naturals.

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University School

James Sheeler, Rahil Shah, and Matthew Locker’s (above) BOA Bracelet is a tri-color braided charging cable bracelet that fits snug and all you need is a plug.

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Walsh Jesuit High School

Kathryn Coughlin’s (above) The CoSkin provides a new way to improve the quality of racing swimsuits.

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Willoughby Eastlake Schools Northern Career Institute

Angelle McIntire’s (above) Anytime Vet application provides video access to a veterinarian at the touch of a button.

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