Semifinalist teams are competing to become a Final Four Challenge team. To submit a video for judging, semifinalists must first upload a 60-90 second pitch video to YouTube, then submit the URL and slide deck to us for Round 2 judging using an entry form that will become available after January 28, 2019.
Slide deck submissions are also required and should be no more than 15 slides.
– January 28, 2019: Semifinalists Announced
– February 8-9, 2019: Semifinalists invited to attend one Executive Coaching Day*
– February 20, 2019: Round 2 (Semifinalists) Submissions Due
– February 21-28, 2019: Judging Window Round 2
– March 1, 2019: Final Four Announced
– March 12, 2019: thinkBIG! Summit
*Executive Coaching Day is held at think[box], CWRU on 02/08/19 and 02/09/19 from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. It is a series of mentorship and advising sessions where semifinalist teams can refine their concepts before the round 2 submissions.
Teams will get entrepreneurship-experienced students, experts, mentors, and industry professionals aiding them with the following:
Pitch Deck – Flow, visual aspect, simplicity, etc.
Content – Amount of words, gripping aspect, viability of content/data, covering all aspects of rubric, appendix, etc.
Presentation – Creating an impact, confidence, speaking in the most effective way to the audience, etc.
The Veale Venture Challenge was incredible. I loved being in a setting with so many aspiring business professionals like myself. It taught me that it’s never too early to start your own business
Through this program I made more contacts than I could have ever imagined and learned about the business community and all of the opportunities Cleveland has to offer.
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.
Working in a group of students has shown me the value of teamwork.
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.
I learned a ton through the Veale Venture Challenge and got to work with and learn from some very amazing individuals.
At Veale Startup Week, I learned there is a much larger variety of business opportunities than I thought.
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.
My presentation skills and ability to deliver a business pitch have significantly improved.
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.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
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 really fun to connect with students from different schools and come together as a team to participate in all the Pitchfest activities.
I love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but now I know I want to be an engineer that works on sports equipment, which I can prototype with a 3D printer. Thanks Veale Startup Week!
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
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!
The Veale Venture Challenge introduced me to mentors who would like to help me start my company, which would be very beneficial to my future.
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
The Veale Venture Challenge was a great experience for me, especially hearing other students’ business presentations.