Thinkfest is a free online resource designed to inspire high school students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to recognize, develop and pitch business ideas. Whether learning from inside the classroom or at home, teachers and students can learn about ideation and creativity through the videos and activities provided.
Upcycle: Enterprise is a free online resource dedicated to inspiring innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, and community action in young people grades 7-12. Whether learning from inside the classroom or at home, teachers and students can learn about social entrepreneurship through the videos and activities provided.
Our website features articles on local entrepreneurs to help guide students through their entrepreneurial journey. Our newest article highlights a 2017 Veale Venture Challenge (now the thinkBIG! Challenge) participant who grew her custom, handmade dress company into a custom sorority letter shirt company. Other articles spotlight local leaders like Jessica Dragar from Young Entrepreneur Institute, and local entrepreneur Nicole McGee from Upcycle Parts Shop.
The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum
The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum (VYEF) was established in 2012 to take high school students beyond the classroom and into the real world of entrepreneurship. Through a collaborative network of educators, business leaders and collegiate-level resources, VYEF offers 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.
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