Retreat on Teaching the Art and Science of Making an Elevator Pitch

Young Entrepreneur Institute’s High School Educator Retreat brought together over 30 entrepreneurship teachers after school on September 13. The professional development portion of the retreat provided lessons and materials for teaching students how to make a good elevator pitch. Attendees also heard updates about Believe in Ohio’s STEM Forums, Junior Achievement, Young Entrepreneur Market, Enspire Educator Conference, and Teen Pitch Tank contest. Stay tuned for details about the K-8 Educator Retreat coming in early spring.

Commercialization & Entrepreneurship STEM Forums Offered for 7th-12th Grade Students

Believe in Ohio – a joint effort of the Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio – has organized Commercialization and Entrepreneurship STEM Forums at 12 Ohio colleges and universities. Forums are open to students in grades 7-12. Students will be inspired to think outside the box, interact with entrepreneurial STEM researchers and practitioners, and work in teams to pitch their new product and problem solving solutions to their peers. Click here for more details and a list of dates and locations.

Young Entrepreneurs to be Featured Monthly on Sound of Ideas Radio Show

Tune in this Monday, September 26 at 9:30am for Start Up Kids, a new monthly feature on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas, 90.3 FM. Monday’s show will feature Sawyer Zak, a 10th grade student and founder of Pumpkin Potion, a jack-o-lantern preservative spray.

Know some young entrepreneurs who’d like to talk about their business on the radio? Email Ilene Frankel at Young Entrepreneur Institute at

Enspire 2016

Register today for the Enspire Conference taking place November 11-12 at University School. Reserve your spot and check out this year’s exciting speakers, workshop and young entrepreneurs at

Teen Pitch Tank

Teen Pitch Tank contest for NEO high school students is open for entries through October 16. Students and teachers can win big – prizes include a CSU scholarship, Microsoft Surface 3 and year’s supply of Coca-Cola. Teachers with eight or more student entries get a pizza party for their class – and the teacher with the most student entries also wins a Surface 3! More info and entry at