NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2017

Educator retreat summary and resources, Selling Bee pitch contest for K-8 students, upcoming events and promotional opportunities, and a competition open to all NEO high school students

AFTER-SCHOOL RETREAT AND K-8 EDUCATORS CELEBRATED

Young Entrepreneur Institute’s K-8 Educator Retreat brought together over 40 entrepreneurship teachers on February 15. The professional development portion provided lessons and materials for teaching students how to make an elevator pitch. The news and events portion featured updates about Selling Bee K-8 contest, Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship, Young Entrepreneur Market and Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio. Attendees also heard updates from Western Reserve Historical Society and Junior Achievement.

Teacher recognition awards for outstanding entrepreneurship education were presented to: Steve VanderSchie of East Woods Elementary (Hudson), Kathy Betley of Henry Defer Elementary (Streetsboro), Cheryl Bruce of Richardson Elementary (Cuyahoga Falls), and Jean Metzger of Moreland Hills Elementary (Orange). Congratulations!

Click here to access materials from the retreat.

PITCH CONTEST FOR K-8 STUDENTS

Selling Bee video pitch contest is open to all K-8 students in Northeast Ohio. Kids can through April 2 at www.sellingbee.buzz for a chance to win great prizes!

Have questions or interested in a workshop to teach your students? Contact Jessie Jones at jjones@us.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

What: Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship featuring Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales at Pinterest
Where: University School
When: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 1:15pm for schools, 7:00pm for public
RSVP: Click here to register. Bus transportation reimbursement is available for schools.

What: NOISE Stem Expo Young Entrepreneur Market
Where: Beachwood High School
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10am-4pm
Who: The Expo is suitable for any type of business, and will attract over 1,000 visitors. Click here to register.

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS

Know a young entrepreneur who’d like to talk about their business on the radio?

Start Up Kids is a monthly feature on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas, 90.3 FM. Each month features a segment with different student entrepreneurs from Northeast Ohio.

Contact Ilene Frankel at ifrankel@us.edu for more details.

COMPETITION AND PRIZES FOR NEO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

What to do:
Click here to visit the website and register, or click here for more details.
– Students in teams of 1-3 must develop a concept for a website, software or mobile app.
– Judges will look for creativity, originality and presentation.
– No need to be able to code – or even be able to build a website. – PowerPoint or videos work too.
– Submit your project by March 30.

Contact Patrick Antos at p_antos@hotmail.com or Arin Miller-Tait at Arin.riteboard@gmail.com with questions.

Curious about Young Entrepreneur Institute’s history?

Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) was founded by Greg Malkin in 2005 and launched its initial activities at University School in 2006. With the generous support of University School, community foundations and organizations, Young Entrepreneur Institute expanded beyond University School in 2008 and now has partnerships with many teachers, schools and organizations throughout the region. Most importantly, Young Entrepreneur Institute provides thousands of children with access to entrepreneurial education and experience.

Our vision: At Young Entrepreneur Institute, we believe that every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship. When children learn the tangible and intangible lessons of entrepreneurship early in life, they can see how the real world works. And by experiencing these universal lessons — such as perseverance, hard work, self-confidence, financial literacy, and problem solving – students are more prepared to succeed in whatever they choose to do. Our vision is to see that these lessons are instilled in as many students as possible.

Contact Greg Malkin at gmalkin@us.edu with inquiries or consulting requests.