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“The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum affords our students an amazing opportunity to push past basic curriculum and to dig deeper into the complexities of business and entrepreneurship. By immersing themselves into the experience and embracing true entrepreneurship mentality, students gain knowledge and experiences that will serve them well into the future.”
Director of the Center for Business & Finance
CalendHER is an app for managing reproductive health.
Watch the CalendHER founder make her pitch at the 2016 Business Plan Competition.
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Watch the PlanPRO founder make her pitch at the 2015 Business Plan Competition.
I discovered my passion for business this year through my school’s entrepreneurship program. I learned valuable public speaking skills and met mentors. I plan to pursue my company, take more entrepreneurship classes, and learn all I can about business.
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.
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.
The business competition made me want to go to college and put all of my effort into my major and push myself to get it done no matter how hard the task becomes.
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.
Even those who are not specifically interested in entrepreneurship would pick up valuable communication skills at Veale Pitchfest, especially through the team building exercises.
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.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a huge success from start to finish.
By taking part in these programs my skills and understanding of the business world have deepened, giving me a head start on a business major in college.
The mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
It was a lot of fun watching and listening to the other student entrepreneurs at the Veale Venture Challenge finals. For me, presenting on stage in front of more than one hundred people was a bit more “real” and much scarier than presenting in front of a few judges at 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.
The mentors were extremely helpful and provided critical insights on our thought processes, future plans, financials, and especially the structure of our slide deck.
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.
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.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
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.
I’ve learned to never give up, even if you fail.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
At Veale Startup Week, I learned there is a much larger variety of business opportunities than I thought.