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It was a great experience and I am glad I did it. It was cool to talk to the accomplished men who came back to our school as coaches, mentors, and judges.
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
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
The Veale Venture Challenge dramatically helped with public speaking, which is something you need now in high school, but especially later on in your career.
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.
I learned a lot from the entrepreneurs at the Veale Pitchfest and I got some useful skills I can use later on in life.
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.
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.
The Veale Venture Challenge introduced me to mentors who would like to help me start my company, which would be very beneficial to my future.
My presentation skills and ability to deliver a business pitch have significantly improved.
I had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
I learned a ton through the Veale Venture Challenge and got to work with and learn from some very amazing individuals.
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.
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.
By taking part in these programs my skills and understanding of the business world have deepened, giving me a head start on a business major in college.
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.
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.
The business competition made me want to go to college and put all of my effort into my major and push myself to get it done no matter how hard the task becomes.
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.