Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship

Each spring, University School hosts a free day-long event that brings together nearly 1,000 middle school and high school students from across Northeast Ohio. A nationally recognized young entrepreneur presents to students in the daytime and to the general public at night. A Young Entrepreneur Market is held following the public evening program, where student entrepreneurs sell their creations.

10th annual CYE featuring Krystal Persaud, Director of Product Design at littleBits – Wednesday, April 11, 2018

10:00-11:00am presentation to students at US Hunting Valley campus (FULL)
1:00-2:00pm presentation to students at US Shaker Heights campus
7:00-8:00pm public keynote at Hunting Valley campus followed by Young Entrepreneur Market

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As the Director of Product Design at littleBits, Krystal explores how littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks, is designing unique learning experiences that draw on principles from the Maker Movement, STEM/STEAM and ambush learning. Through this framework, the company aims to empower students with creative confidence, technological literacy and lifelong learning skills to prepare them for the 21st century and beyond. A graduate of the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design, Krystal is also the founder and managing member of the art & design collective Grouphug and teaches a course on product development processes & materials at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship at University School is made possible through the generous support of Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

For more information about Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship, please contact Mary Schoen at 216-831-2200 x7496 or click here to email her directly.

Previous CYE speakers:

CYE 2017 – Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales, Pinterest

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CYE 2016 – Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO, Venture for America

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CYE 2015 – Clint Greenleaf, Entrepreneur, Author, Personal Finance Expert

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