NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

We are pleased to highlight educator and K-12 events and contests for the 2017-2018 school year.

EVENTS FOR EDUCATORS

What: K-8 After-School Educator Retreat with a workshop focused on How to Teach Effective Presentation Skills, networking and dinner
When: September 19, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: University School Hunting Valley Campus
RSVP: Click here to register.

What: Enspire 2017 Conference, Teaching in the 21st Century, featuring workshops, speakers, peer-to-peer learning, networking and more
When: Nov. 3, 1-5pm & Nov. 4, 8:30am-12pm
Where: Cleveland Marriott East
RSVP: Click here to register or visit enspireconference.com.

FREE CONTESTS & EVENTS FOR K-12 STUDENTS

What: Selling Bee video pitch contest open to all K-8 students in Northeast Ohio. Students develop a business idea, create a short pitch, and upload a video of themselves presenting the pitch.
When: September 18-October 29
More info: Visit sellingbee.buzz or email Jessie Jones at jjones@us.edu to schedule a workshop at your school.

What: BizInnovator Competition for high school students with an interest in starting or expanding a business. The competition features cash prizes and is sponsored by the University of Iowa.
When: Submit an application and executive summary by November 16.
More info: Visit bizinnovator.com.

What: Teen Pitch Tank video pitch contest open to all high school students in Northeast Ohio. Students develop a business idea, create a short pitch, and upload a video of themselves presenting the pitch.
When: Contest opens January 2018.
More info: Visit teenpitchtank.com or email Ilene Frankel at ifrankel@us.edu with questions.

What: Diamond Challenge for high school entrepreneurs. A national program with cash prizes from the University of Delaware.
When: Registration is open. Students and advisor must register and submit by January 2018.
More info: Visit diamondchallenge.org.

What: thinkBIG! Veale Innovation Challenge & Summit open to high school students in Northeast Ohio. A two-part event that will inspire teens to use creativity and collaboration to create big business ideas for NEO – with more than $9,000 in prizes!
When: School registration is now open. The summit is February 27, 2018.
More info: Visit vealeentrepreneurs.org to learn more and register your school today.

What: Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship featuring keynote by Krystal Persaud, Director of Product Design at littleBits
When: April 11, 2018 from 10:00-11:00am or 1:00-2:00pm
RSVP: Click here to register your school for the morning or afternoon presentation. Bus transportation reimbursement is available. Email Mary Schoen at mschoen@us.edu with questions.

What: Young Entrepreneur Market
The new, interactive Sign Up Genius let’s you choose dates and view the schedule in real time!
When: Saturdays and select special events
More info: Click here to view locations, availability and register your students for a market date. Email Reka Barabas at rbarabas@us.edu with questions.