Selling & promotional opportunities for student entrepreneurs, RSVP for February educator retreat & April CYE event, and a competition open to all NEO high school students


Young Entrepreneur Market is pleased to present some new venues for students to sell their creations.

What: Bazaar Valentine
When: Saturday, February 11
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Lake Affect Studios, 1615 E 25th Street, Cleveland
Who: Young entrepreneurs will sell along with adult entrepreneurs. Best suited for craft and food entrepreneurs.

What: City Club Student Market
When: Friday, February 24
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
Who: Organized by YEI for a limited number of student entrepreneurs to sell prior to a speaker panel.

What: NOISE Stem Expo at Beachwood High School
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: Beachwood High School, 25100 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood
Who: Organized by Beachwood High School student entrepreneurs. Suitable for any type of business. Expo has a focus on STEM. Attracts more than 1,000 visitors. Click here to register!

Contact Reka Barabas at for more information and click here for a printable flyer.


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 for more details.


What: Entrepreneurship Educator Retreat for K-8 teachers with a workshop focused on teaching students the elevator pitch, networking and dinner
When: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 4:30-7:00pm
RSVP: Click here to register.

What: Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship featuring keynote by Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales at Pinterest
When: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 10:00-11:00am or 1:15-2:15pm
RSVP: Click here to register your school for the morning or afternoon presentations. Bus transportation reimbursement is available.


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 or Arin Miller-Tait at 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 with inquiries or consulting requests.