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 had a great time at the Veale Pitchfest and learned even more about entrepreneurship. Great opportunity!
Working in a group of students has shown me the value of teamwork.
I’ve learned to never give up, even if you fail.
I keep coming back to the Young Entrepreneur Market and it’s one of my favorite things to do. I love seeing a customer’s face light up and getting satisfaction from selling something. I love that feeling.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience for me, especially hearing other students’ business presentations.
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.
From the introductions to the awards presentations, the Veale Pitchfest was great. The collaborations formed made the experience that much better.
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.
Even those who are not specifically interested in entrepreneurship would pick up valuable communication skills at Veale Pitchfest, especially through the team building exercises.
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
Through the Veale Forum, our young entrepreneurs are being exposed to new opportunities and resources while networking and establishing their place in the market.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
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 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 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 mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
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.
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 a huge success from start to finish.
Executive Coaching Day before the Veale Venture Challenge finals was a great experience and set me on the path of wanting to be an entrepreneur.