It’s a wrap! Veale Startup Week 2017 was presented for high school students at two schools: Cuyahoga Falls High School and Gilmour Academy. Student participants focused on problem-solving, design solutions using 3D printers, which were generously loaned by MakeGear, and business modeling and planning.
Startup week included:
What does success look like? This: 100% of students who attended would recommend Startup Week to friends.
Veale Startup Week began in 2016 for students entering grades 9-12. It focused on the business of 3D printing and included:
Through the Veale Forum, our young entrepreneurs are being exposed to new opportunities and resources while networking and establishing their place in the market.
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 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
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.
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.
As a high school student, it’s hard to know where to get started. The Young Entrepreneur Market is a great place to start your business.
I would tell my friends to enter the Veale Pitchfest competition because there are so many things that can be learned from it, not just about business, but about life.
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 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.
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
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.
I’ve learned to never give up, even if you fail.
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.
I’ve wanted to major in business and accounting, but Veale Startup Week has widened my eyes to even more possibilities.
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.
The Veale Venture Challenge and the entrepreneurship programming at my school provide tremendous opportunities for students like me.
For my daughter, entering and winning the Business Plan Competition has better prepared her for life than most any other experience.
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
I realized while attending Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing that even a high schooler can come up with a million dollar idea.
Even those who are not specifically interested in entrepreneurship would pick up valuable communication skills at Veale Pitchfest, especially through the team building exercises.