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 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 Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience for me, especially hearing other students’ business presentations.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
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.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
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.
Working in a group of students has shown me the value of teamwork.
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.
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!
The Veale Venture Challenge showed me the diversity of people and ideas throughout Northeast Ohio and that there are many opportunities for individuals of all ages.
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.
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 mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
I realized while attending Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing that even a high schooler can come up with a million dollar idea.
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’ve wanted to major in business and accounting, but Veale Startup Week has widened my eyes to even more possibilities.
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 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 learned a ton through the Veale Venture Challenge and got to work with and learn from some very amazing individuals.