OUR 2020/2021 PROGRAMS

All VYEF programs are available free of charge. Educators may register for VYEF events electronically through the website with availability based on a first come first served basis. Certain programs are targeted to specific audiences and schools. Limited grants for transportation expenses are available to non-VYEF schools.

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Stock Market Challenge

December 3, 2020Virtual
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This high energy event is designed to simulate the excitement of a real-life trading floor.

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thinkBIG! Challenge

Semifinalists Proceeding To Round 2 Announced: January 11, 2021

The thinkBIG! Challenge entry deadline has passed.

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Online business plan competition for high schools in NE Ohio. Semifinalists attend Executive Coaching Day.

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thinkBIG! Summit

March 2, 2021Virtual
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2021 Virtual Conference and Final 4 competition (full-day event @ Case Western Reserve University - March 2022).

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Completed Programs

Upcycle Innovation Session

CompletedVirtual

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VYEF in partnership with Upcycle Parts Shop, presents a unique, engaging hybrid mini-hackathon.

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Thinkfest Ideation Workshop

CompletedVirtual
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Thinkfest drives high school students to develop entrepreneurial mindsets by developing and pitching business ideas.

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Future Programs

Educator Workshop 

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Educator workshops are targeted to high school educators to network and collaborate on specific academic entrepreneur topics.

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Dare To Dream Retreat

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Young women’s entrepreneurship retreat instills confidence and enables young women to take steps toward their dreams.

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Design Challenge Hackathon

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Over two days, student teams experience user validation, develop business models/ prototypes and pitch ideas live.

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