2019 PROGRAMS

January 2019

thinkBIG! Challenge

An online business innovation competition open to all high school students in Northeast Ohio, offering more than $9,000 in prizes.

All Challenge entries are due by Monday, January 7, 2019.


Location: Online


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March 2019

thinkBIG! Summit

An inspirational, one-day conference featuring Gen-Z and millennial entrepreneurs, a hackathon, the Final 4 thinkBIG! Challenge pitches, awards, prizes, and more!

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center (CWRU)

See the 2018 thinkBIG! Summit Photos when you register!


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April 2019

Spring Educator Workshop

A bi-annual meeting featuring hands-on information and networking for high school entrepreneurship educators.

Topic: TBA

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: St. Edward High School


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2018 PROGRAMS

September 2018

Fall Educator Workshop

A bi-annual meeting featuring hands-on information and networking for high school entrepreneurship educators.

Topic: Teaching your students to create winning business models and persuasive pitches

Speakers: Brandon Cornuke, MAGNET & CWRU & Xyla Foxlin, Beauty and the Bolt

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Sears think[box], CWRU


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October 2018

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: Tuesday, October 2 OR Wednesday, October 3
Time: 8:30am - 2pm
Location: Western Reserve Historical Society


See the 2018 Thinkfest Photos when you visit the page!

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November 2018

Young Women’s Day

A day of inspiration, education and empowerment for budding high school female entrepreneurs, including a panel of successful women founders and breakout sessions for candid conversation.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 8am - 2pm
Location: John Carroll University


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