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!
Student, Glenville High School
I always thought Ohio is a state that’s not in my future, but Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing showed me just how much the people of Cleveland care about students.
Student, Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School
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.
Teacher, Beaumont School
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
Student, Magnificat High school
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.
Teacher, Shaw High School
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
Parent, Magnificat High School
I learned a lot from the entrepreneurs at the Veale Pitchfest and I got some useful skills I can use later on in life.
Student, Shaw High School
Everything about the competition was amazing! The executive coaches were fantastic, and the location was amazing. The judges on the day of the competition were really great and provided quick and thoughtful feedback.
Teacher, Walsh Jesuit High School
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.
Teacher, Magnificat High School
I love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
Student, Magnificat High School
I’m proud to be a part of Cleveland and I am very grateful for the opportunities this city gives its younger generation.
Student, University School
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
Student, Montessori High School at University Circle
The Veale Venture Challenge dramatically helped with public speaking, which is something you need now in high school, but especially later on in your career.
Student, Montessori High School
Through the Veale Forum, our young entrepreneurs are being exposed to new opportunities and resources while networking and establishing their place in the market.
Director, E CITY
The mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
Student, Laurel School
I learned in class what it takes to get into business. I will always remember that. Without it, my business and I would not be where we are today.
Student, Horizon Science Academy
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
Student, Thomas Harvey High School
It was a great experience and I am glad I did it. It was cool to talk to the accomplished men who came back to our school as coaches, mentors, and judges.
Student, Saint Ignatius High School
The mentors were extremely helpful and provided critical insights on our thought processes, future plans, financials, and especially the structure of our slide deck.
Student, University School
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.