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VYEF Programs

The 2021 thinkBIG! Summit provided a climactic close to the annual thinkBIG! Challenge by providing a platform for the Final Four Challenge teams to pitch their ideas. The finalists presented to a panel of volunteer judges who selected the winners.


Thinkfest is a lively, interactive ideation workshop designed to inspire high school students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to recognize, develop and pitch business ideas. The next Thinkfest workshop will be held virtually on Friday, April 16th from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and is open to students who have not participated in the past.

Friday, April 16, 2021

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.

Online Course

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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