The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum
The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a growing network of high schools in Northeast Ohio that equips students with an entrepreneurial mindset and essential skills by providing exceptional education and real-world experiences in entrepreneurship. Founded in 2012 with the assistance of Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School, the Forum today reaches 7,000 students annually at 22 different private and public high schools that are invited to participate. Click here
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Students participating in the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum gain the ability to
• Recognize business opportunities
• Think creatively and analytically
• Solve problems
• Take initiative
• Persist though failure
• Work collaboratively, and
• Communicate effectively
The Forum sponsors annual business plan and elevator pitch competitions, enabling students to develop ideas, deliver presentations, create business plans, and found new ventures. Student participation in summer internships, entrepreneurship camps, and the Young Entrepreneur Market are also supported. The Forum introduces students and their teachers to Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing students with a network for kick starting their professional lives in a place where entrepreneurs are nurtured and supported.
Committed to exceptional education, Forum teachers meet regularly to share best practices and generate ideas for classroom enhancement. Teacher attendance at conferences, workshops, and professional development meetings is also supported.
In addition to US, other schools in the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum are Beaumont High School, Benedictine High School, Chagrin Falls High School, Cuyahoga Falls High School, Gilmour Academy, Hathaway Brown School, Laurel School, Magnificat High School, St. Edward High School, St. Ignatius High School, Shaker Heights Schools, Walsh Jesuit High School, Willoughby Eastlake City Schools - Northern Career Center, and E CITY Schools - Horizon Science Academy, Harvey High School, JFK High School, Glenville High School, Lincoln West High School, and John Adams High School.