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Celebrating and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset

Through a collaborative network of educators, business leaders and collegiate-level resources, VYEF offers free programs and experiences that allow students to think creatively and analytically, recognize business opportunities, take initiative, solve problems, persist through failure, communicate persuasively, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

thinkBIG! Challenge Finalists!


Camille Jackson, Serene Hameed,
Kayla Pierce & Amelia Glasier

Elisabeth Flanagan, Eleeana Gates
& Samantha Hoffman

Small Business

Morgan Stroker, Katie Galvin,
Becca Klotz &
Braeden Keyes

Evan Adler & William Webb

 Abigail Hayes, Benjamin Meybaum
& Carson Weaver

VYEF Upcoming Programs


thinkBIG! Summit

Tuesday, March 5

The thinkBIG! Summit provides a climactic close to the annual thinkBIG! Challenge by providing a platform for the Final Challenge teams to pitch their ideas. The finalists present to a panel of volunteer judges as part of the full-day conference on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.


Stock Market Challenge

Wednesday, April 24

This high energy event is designed to simulate the excitement of a real-life trading floor. Teams of 4 to 5 students learn to work together, leverage each other’s strengths, and use critical thinking skills while analyzing news articles and data during a fierce high-stakes competition.

VYEF Year Round Programs

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