December 2019 - March 2020
thinkBIG! Challenge & Summit
An online business plan competition open to all high school students, offering more than $9,000 in prizes. Semifinalists will be invited to attend an Executive Coaching Day and receive guidance from entrepreneurial professionals in the Cleveland business community. The Final 4 teams will compete live at the thinkBIG! Summit on March 3rd.
Deadline for entries: December 30, 2019 Semifinalists announced: Jan. 13, 2020 Exec. Coaching Days: Jan. 24-25, 2020 Finalists’ live pitch: March 3, 2020
Spring Educator Workshop
The spring meeting has been canceled due to Covid-19.
This event has been canceled due to Covid-19.
Fall Educator Workshop
A meeting featuring hands-on information and networking for high school entrepreneurship educators.
Learn about upcoming VYEF programming over a casual dinner while network with fellow educators.
Enjoy a tour of the MAGNET facility and learn about the opportuntites provided through their programs.
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Thinkfest Ideation Workshop
A lively, interactive program designed to inspire high school students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to recognize, develop, and pitch business ideas.
Date: Monday, October 7 OR Tuesday, October 8
Time: 8:30am - 2pm
Location: John Carroll University
See the 2019 Thinkfest Photos when you visit the page!
Dare To Dream Retreat
Featuring three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas! This second annual young women’s day event, in partnership with John Carroll University, will leverage entrepreneurship to instill confidence, empower vulnerability, and enable young women to pursue their dreams.
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 8am - 2pm
Location: Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square