635 students entered our K-8 video pitch competition. We were blown away by the quality and creativity of the pitches this year. Thank you to everyone who voted and to our wonderful judges! Click here to see the winning pitches.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PITCH CHALLENGE
THE TEEN PITCH TANK CONTEST HAS A NEW NAME FOR 2019!
The key components are the same – high school students think of a business idea, create a 60-9o second video pitching the idea on camera, and upload their video to our website. The challenge runs from January 15 until February 18. Click here to register your class or program. Groups that submit eight or more entries win a pizza or donut party. For questions, contact Ilene Frankel.
LEMONADE DAY 2019
ORDER LEMONADE DAY CURRICULUM – AT NO COST TO YOU
Lemonade Day is a ready-to-use curriculum that comes in one of two formats – a printed workbook or an online learning game. This free, national program is a fun way to teach students about entrepreneurship and business through the time-honored tradition of starting and operating a lemonade stand. Click here to request materials. Contact Jessie Jones with questions.
ENSPIRE 2018 RECAP VIDEO
Check out this awesome video recapping Enspire 2018! Hear our keynote speakers and fantastic educators and students discuss what it means to them to be inspired.
UPCOMING TEACHER RETREATS
JOIN US AT OUR JANUARY AFTERSCHOOL RETREATS
Kick off the new year at a Young Entrepreneur Institute Educator Retreat! Learn from experts and create new opportunities for your students. We have retreats on two different days with different content. Both retreats feature youth entrepreneurship education ecosystem program updates.
Tuesday, January 15 – with guest speakers from Conscious Capitalism at University School, Hunting Valley Campus
Wednesday, January 23 – “Making it Happen” – featuring a young entrepreneur panel at Kent State University
Click here to register for one or both. More details to follow in January.
FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
CELEBRATE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
The 11th annual celebration on Wednesday, April 10 will feature Graham Veysey, US class of 2000, a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses in media production and consumer products. Graham has also been instrumental in the development of the Hingetown area of Cleveland. After he purchased the Ohio City Firehouse in 2011, he now owns three historic buildings in Hingetown.
The program is free and bus transportation reimbursement is available. Click here to register your class for one of the following speeches.
10:00-11:00 AM at University School Hunting Valley campus
12:45-1:45 at University School Shaker Heights campus
High school students, college students, and adults, come and be motivated by industry leaders and learn how they struggled and triumphed to overcome difficulties and fulfill their dreams. Listen to speakers, hear panel discussions, and ask questions one on one. “The Dream Event” is on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Hudson High School. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR HOLIDAY MARKETS
LOOKING FOR GIFTS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Support youth entrepreneurs by shopping local this holiday season! Young Entrepreneur Market will be at special holiday markets! You can find our young entrepreneurs at the following places:
The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is hosting an online business innovation competition for all high school students in Northeast Ohio. With more than $9,000 in prizes, students may enter one of two tracks: Business Venture or Social Enterprise. The online submission deadline is January 7, 2019. Click here to learn more and to enter.
DO SOMETHING COOL WITH TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES
RITE’s CoolTech Challenge is an opportunity for Northeast Ohio high school students to participate in a unique technology-based, peer-to-peer competition. Teams can compete in one of four categories to create the most unique and impactful solution. Intent to compete forms are due January 11. For more information click here. Contact Jamie Cole with any questions.
GLOBAL HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COMPETITION
Open to all high school students throughout the world and offering $100,000 in prizes, the Diamond Challenge is an exciting opportunity for any high school student to cultivate their entrepreneurship ideas. Students can use their winnings towards scholarships at any school in the world or to fund their ideas. Register by December 30 here.