This program really exposed the dedication and hard work that the people of Northeast Ohio put into making their own independent businesses and giving back to the community.
Student, Montessori High School
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.
Student, Saint Ignatius High School
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.
Student, Laurel School
The Hack-a-thon was great to engage the students and really spark their curiosity. Watching the four finalists was a great way to show our students that kids their age are making a difference!
The small business presentations inspired me.
2020 Summit Challenge, Cuyahoga Falls
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
I liked the thinkBIG! Challenge presentations – it was really cool seeing people my age make a difference.
2020 Summit Challenge, Chaviva HS
I really liked the thinkBig! competition presentations. I liked them because you could see how hard they worked and how passionate they were.
Student from Gilmour Academy
My favorite part of the day was watching the challenge finalists – seeing their ideas really inspired me.
Student from Beaumont HS
At Veale Startup Week, I learned there is a much larger variety of business opportunities than I thought.