High School Real World Projects

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State University and Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) are partnering to provide high school student teams with the opportunity to work on a real-world small business problem here in Northeast Ohio. Both school based and out of school programs may participate from Northeast Ohio. Small businesses who currently work with the CSU SBDC have graciously agreed to share an authentic case study around topics such as marketing, human capital, IT and business development—to name a few.

Student groups will work on the case study for a pre-determined period of time (no more than 6 weeks) and will have the opportunity to present the solution to the leadership team at a local business. Educators interested in requesting a CSU SBDC Case Study Project should review the project overview and complete the application below. A YEI Team member will call you to discuss your needs and match you with a participating local business.

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