NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2018

ENSPIRE 2018 CONFERENCE RECAP

MORE THAN 500 EDUCATORS ATTENDED THE 4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The fourth annual Enspire Conference, sponsored by Burton D. Morgan Foundation, welcomed more than 500 educators from across the United States on November 2-3. Teachers from public and private schools, school administrators, program directors, and non-profit professionals from as far as Italy, California, and Texas were inspired by our wonderful speakers.
Friday kicked off with author and documentarian Ted Dintersmith speaking about the urgency of finding alternatives to our current education system to deal with the rapidly changing world and how skills learned in entrepreneurship education fit that bill. Rebecca Baelen talked about how educators can use mindfulness in the classroom for students and themselves in order to remain focused, calm, and healthy. Saturday morning, Briana and Leona Das gave their perspective as students and the valuable lessons they learned from design engineering and social entrepreneurship. Then, Gina Ulrich spoke about the teacher perspective and how teaching entrepreneurship skills to her students has had an incredible impact. At the end of the day, teachers had the opportunity to attend roundtable sessions to choose from 33 $250 mini-grant options to be implemented in their classrooms.
Other conference highlights were hearing student entrepreneur pitches and shopping at the Young Entrepreneur Market. A huge thank you to Burton D. Morgan Foundation, EY, and Nordson Corporation for providing the mini-grant opportunities for educators who attended. Click here to view and download photos from the conference.

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE NEWS

Young Entrepreneur Institute Executive Director Greg Malkin and Burton D. Morgan Foundation President and CEO Deborah Hoover were on WKYC talking about the values of learning entrepreneurship at a young age. Check out the interview here!

SELLING BEE JUDGES NEEDED

HELP US SELECT OUR FINALISTS

We still need Selling Bee Judges for our viewing party hosted by NEOLaunchNET at Lorain Community College on November 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Help us select our finalists! Interested in volunteering? Please email Wendy Wercion at wwercion@us.edu for more details.

LEMONADE DAY 2018-19

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 though the time-honored tradition of starting and operating a lemonade stand. Click here to request materials. Contact Jessie Jones with questions.

UPCOMING TEACHER RETREATS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JANUARY 15

Kick off the new year at our Educator Retreat! Learn about entrepreneurial curriculum and programming for your classroom. The program will feature a professional development workshop, entrepreneurship education updates, networking, and a light dinner. The workshop will take place January 15 from 4:30-7:00 PM at University School Hunting Valley campus. Additional locations may be added. Click here for more details and to register!

FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES

CELEBRATE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL

The 11th annual celebration on Wednesday, April 10 will feature Graham Veysey, Founder and Head Wine Guy at MANCAN Wine and Principal at North Water Partners. Graham has also been instrumental in the development of Hingetown. 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 PM at University School Shaker Heights campus

Contact Matthew Podl with any questions.

REGISTER YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS

On March 12, the Veale Foundation is hosting an inspirational one-day conference features panels of national and local Gen Z and millennial entrepreneurs, a mini-maker hackathon, networking, and more. Check out the website to find more information or to register. Registration is first come, first served!

HOLIDAY MARKETS

LOOKING FOR GIFTS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

Young Entrepreneur Market will be at special holiday markets! Young entrepreneurs can sign up here!
You can find us at the following places:

CURRENT ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITIONS

VEALE THINKBIG! CHALLENGE

The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is hosting an online business innovation competition for all high school students in Northeast Ohio. With more than $9000 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.

HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD?

The World Series of Innovation is an online business ideas competition aligns with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By asking students “what are the biggest problems facing humanity?” this competition will inspire students to create solutions. Registrationis open until December 5 for anyone ages 13-24!

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.