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 love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
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!
From the introductions to the awards presentations, the Veale Pitchfest was great. The collaborations formed made the experience that much better.
Even those who are not specifically interested in entrepreneurship would pick up valuable communication skills at Veale Pitchfest, especially through the team building exercises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mr. Veale’s vision and generosity have inspired Beaumont students in the fields of entrepreneurship and science. The world is a better place because of his incredible talents and his dedication to the next generation.
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.
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
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
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 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 loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
Working in a group of students has shown me the value of teamwork.