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.
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 love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
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.
My presentation skills and ability to deliver a business pitch have significantly improved.
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.
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.
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.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience and I am glad I did it. It was cool to meet all the accomplished men who came back to our school to coach us.
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
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
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 knew I wanted to be an engineer, but now I know I want to be an engineer that works on sports equipment, which I can prototype with a 3D printer. Thanks Veale Startup Week!
The mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
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.
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.
I had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
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.
I’ve wanted to major in business and accounting, but Veale Startup Week has widened my eyes to even more possibilities.