The entrepreneurial journey usually begins with a problem-solving idea. But, where do ideas come from and how do ideas become innovations? Thinkfest is for high school students who want to tap into their creative potential to come up with and learn how to act on their business ideas.
To-date, Thinkfest has been presented for more than 200 high school students from 22 schools in partnership with John Carroll University’s Entrepreneurship Minor and Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship. It has been steered by Dr. Jeffrey Stamp, creator of Baked! Lays Potato Chips and chief story teller at Bold Thinking where he leads a team of highly skilled thinkers in a 12,000 square foot creativity laboratory that provides ideation and concept development services to corporations and universities worldwide.
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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.
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum has allowed Beaumont School to offer programs that would not otherwise be offered due to cost. Every student is eligible to participate no matter what her financial situation. The guidance and support we receive has encouraged us to explore new opportunities for our girls and do our best to reach every student at Beaumont, showing each girl the possibilities of business and entrepreneurship.
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.
I’m proud to be a part of Cleveland and I am very grateful for the opportunities this city gives its younger generation.
I really liked the Business Plan Competition and have encouraged all my friends to do it. Not only was I learning about being an entrepreneur, but I also got to work with real life entrepreneurs. I learned so much.
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.
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 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.
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 Veale Venture Challenge and the entrepreneurship programming at my school provide tremendous opportunities for students like me.
I’ve learned to never give up, even if you fail.
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 introduced me to mentors who would like to help me start my company, which would be very beneficial to my future.
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.
As a high school student, it’s hard to know where to get started. The Young Entrepreneur Market is a great place to start your business.
I had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
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 learned a lot from the entrepreneurs at the Veale Pitchfest and I got some useful skills I can use later on in life.