Born in 1914 in Topeka, Kansas, Veale moved to Cleveland as a young child when his engineer father joined the Eaton Corporation. He attended Cleveland Heights High School and Case Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Veale worked for several corporations including General Motors. In 1941, he married Harriet Ernst, a member of the Ernst and Young accounting family.In the 1960s, Veale and his associates formed the Alco Standard Corporation, which successfully bought small companies and helped them succeed by contributing capital and strategic direction. Veale’s new organizational approach known as “Corporate Partnership,” kept founding entrepreneurs and management in place to do their own thing. By the mid-1980s, Alco Standard would have ranked among the top 150 public companies listed on the Fortune 500, had it not been private. Veale was the chairman of Alco Standard until 1986.
I’ve learned to never give up, even if you fail.
The Veale Pitchfest was a great exercise in teamwork and collaboration. It taught me how to effectively share my ideas with a large group and how to build on the great ideas of others.
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 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.
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
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 mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
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.
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.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
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 love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
Through the Veale Forum, our young entrepreneurs are being exposed to new opportunities and resources while networking and establishing their place in the market.
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 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.