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Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship Recap

On Wednesday, April 28, we hosted our 11th Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship at University School event, featuring Haile Thomas. Between the morning and afternoon sessions, we welcomed 500 students from more than 20 schools and organizations from Northeast Ohio and beyond. Haile Thomas is 20 years old, an international speaker, a health […]

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May Mindset of the Month

Entrepreneurs go looking for trouble, but not in the way you’re thinking. They are actively looking for opportunities to invent new ways of doing things or improve upon what already exists. This type of problem solving is PROactive. Our mindset of the month is problem solving: proactively developing creative solutions […]

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Vote for your favorite videos from May 3-7

We received nearly 900 entries this year and saw so many great ideas and pitches. We are excited to announce that public voting this year’s Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is now open! You can vote once per day for your favorite videos here from May 3-7. Public voting will determine one […]

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Join us Wednesday, May 5 at a YEI Educator Power Hour

Our next Educator Power Hour is Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00 PM EST. You can learn about starting YOUR own side hustle over the summer and take the material to your students as well. The entrepreneurial mindset is best taught by someone with the entrepreneurial mindset who can bring their personal […]

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Stop Calling It a Side Hustle

We’ve got legions of “mompreneurs,” “passion-preneurs,” side hustlers and gig workers. If you’re running your own business, you are an entrepreneur, and it’s critical you start owning it. Now, what if I told you last year she sold her company, SmartSweets, for $400 million to a private equity firm? Would […]

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How to encourage more entrepreneurs at an early age?

The new startups are led by young people with great ambition, a great wealth of technological tools, a lack of fear to make purchases and transactions online and an appetite to go where few have gone. In recent years, the number of people who have made the decision to undertake […]

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What do you want to learn more about?

Over the past year, we have hosted monthly Educator Power Hours, where we explore topics related to entrepreneurship education. We have focused on pitching, marketing, creativity, technology tools, and many more interesting skills, programs, and resources. Now, we need your help! What do YOU want to learn more about? Are […]

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April Entrepreneurial Mindset of the Month – Curiosity

One of the most vital instincts in every human being is curiosity – the desire to learn more about our surroundings and to understand the world we live in. Curiosity helps youth (and adults!) at school, work, and in life. Curious thinkers uncover new ideas and ways of doing things […]

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High School Educators in Akron can earn $6,500!

Stipend Opportunity for Educators! EntrepreNEW is being developed by the Woodridge Local School District in partnership with the City of Cuyahoga Falls, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and the Six District Educational Compact as a mechanism to readily transition high school students into entrepreneurial careers. By creating immersive environments that […]

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Join us April 7 for a Marketing Madness Power Hour

When: Wednesday, April 7 Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST Where: Via Zoom (you will receive a link when you sign up) Who: All educators welcome! Attend one or both sessions! Why: See how building empathy contributes to a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Join us for engaging activities! Learn more about […]

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See 20-Foot Inflatables on Display: Hope Blooms at Beachwood High School

The Hope Blooms inflatable flowerspopped up at Beachwood High School on Thursday morning for a week-long stay before heading to other locations around Northeast Ohio. Some remained tied to the ground due to strong winds. The project was developed by Beachwood High marketing students, according to a press release. Every […]

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Exciting News, March

Develop quick and clever ways to overcome challenges. Entrepreneurship is more than starting a business, it’s a way of thinking and doing. These mindsets and skills can be practiced and improved by youth AND adults. Learn more about resourcefulness. Looking for a fun, exciting, motivating speaker? This year’s Celebrate Youth […]

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March Entrepreneurial Mindset of the Month – Resourcefulness

Develop quick and clever ways to overcome challenges. Entrepreneurship is more than starting a business, it’s a way of thinking and doing. These mindsets and skills can be practiced and improved by youth AND adults. Everyday, people all over the world are resourceful, not just in meeting their basic needs, […]

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YEI aims to show Northeast Ohio youths how to succeed in business

Check out the full article by Jean Bonchak for The News-Herald An appearance on the popular television show “Shark Tank” may be a future viable option for those involved with the Young Entrepreneur Institute. The program, based in Northeast Ohio, assists children and teens with developing the valuable skills and know […]

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February YEI Educator Power Hour Recap – Compassion and Empathy

On Thursday, February 18, we welcomed nearly 60 educators to an Educator Power Hour focused on Compassion and Empathy. Leah Berdysz, Founder and CEO of Empowered & Poised, discussed the importance of compassion and shared an activity for classrooms. Marisa Matero-Maury, Founder of Student Engagement through Creative Storytelling, presented on […]

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Virtual Field Trip Opportunity! Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship April 28

This year’s Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship will be virtual on Wednesday, April 28. Bring your class or program to a Zoom session featuring Haile Thomas, a 19-year-old entrepreneurs, health activist, and so much more! Haile founded the nonprofit HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) at the age of 12 to address […]

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Entrepreneurial Mindset of the Month – Empathy

Walk in someone else’s shoes. Entrepreneurs should think about other people’s needs and feelings and keep these in mind when solving a problem. Entrepreneurship is more than starting a business, it’s a way of thinking. These mindsets and skills can be practiced and improved by youth AND adults. Learn more […]

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