TAPPING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

University School's Entrepreneur Institute was founded in 2006 to help students learn entrepreneurial skills, provide opportunities to experience entrepreneurship, connect to other Northeast Ohio students and entrepreneur organizations, and encourage them to return to Northeast Ohio to pursue careers.

Since its founding, several thousand students have participated in one or more Entrepreneur Institute activities. In addition, many educators and schools across the region have benefited from the programs, materials and advice provided by the Institute.

TEACHING OUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY


CELEBRATION OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP - April 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurship speaker – Clint Greenleaf, founder and CEO of Greenleaf Book Group and author of several books, including Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs. An alumnus of University School class of ’93, Mr. Greenleaf will be speaking about personal finance and understanding money to 400 high school students in the morning and 500 middle school students in the afternoon. At the evening event for adults, Mr. Greenleaf will focus on the importance of teaching children financial literacy, the topic of his most recent book Beyond the Piggybank. The evening event will include a book signing and a large Youth Entrepreneur Fair that will feature student entrepreneurs from numerous Northeast Ohio schools.

Mr. Greenleaf blogs for Inc.com, is a regular guest host on Fox Business Network, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, and Money. He also sits on the boards of AOL Small Business Board of Directors and the University of Texas Libraries.

Entrepreneur Programs

  • Academic Entrepreneurial Programs

    Read more about the High School MBA - the Anderson Scholars Program, Microeconomics, and the History of Capitalism
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  • Connecting with the Greater Cleveland Community

    Read more about Lemonade Day NEO, the Entrepreneur Educator Retreat, and the Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurship.
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  • Extracurricular Activities

    Read more about the Entrepreneur Cup, the Student Investment Committee, the Stock Market Challenge, and The Middle School Entrepreneur Club (EClub).
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  • Lemonade Day

    Lemonade Day is a national experiential learning program that teaches kids about business through the time-honored act of running a lemonade stand. The Entrepreneur Institute brought Lemonade Day to northeast Ohio in 2011 and in 2013 there were 1,900 students participating through 30 partner schools and organizations. 
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  • Northeast Ohio Youth Entrepreneur Ecosystem

    University School's Entrepreneur Institute is involved in every component including Teacher Training, Networks, Competitions, Resources, and K-12 Entrepreneurship Programs and Partnerships helping to make entrepreneurial education available to as many Northeast Ohio students as possible. Click here to see the Northeast Ohio Youth Entrepreneur Ecosystem.
  • Student-Run Businesses

    Entrepreneur Institute students have started a number of businesses including a video game tournament promoter, T-shirt printer, caterer, and a web-based electronics retailer. 
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  • Summer Entrepreneurial Programs

    Read more about the Morgan Apprenticeship Program and Summer Camps for Middle School Students.
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  • The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

    The Veale Foundation has awarded grants to eight Greater Cleveland private high schools as part of its new initiative, The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. Greg Malkin, founder and director of University School’s Entrepreneurship Institute, has been selected by the foundation to lead the Forum.
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MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE

  • Mr.  Greg  Malkin 

    Director Of The Leadership Center, Director Of The Entrepreneur Institute
    216-831-2200 x7466
  • Mrs.  Margaret  Bell 

    Asst. to the Leadership Center
    216-831-2200 x7180
  • Mrs.  Janet  Jones 

    Assistant Director, Entrepreneur Institute
    216-831-2200
  • Mrs.  Ilene  Frankel 

    Assistant Director, Entrepreneur Institute
    216-831-2200
  • Miss  Mary  Schoen 

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