FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
View a list of most frequently asked questions regarding VYEF programming and our annual thinkBIG! Challenge and Summit.
Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum FAQ
Is there a fee to participate in or to attend your events?
Can I attend an event if I have not registered?
What is the age requirement?
Why should I participate in Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Programs?
We host our programs at locations such as universities and high schools. Students will benefit from discovering and learning about additional entrepreneurial offerings in our community and gain exposure to different entrepreneurial systems and accessible resources.
Can I register for an event as a student (without the teacher) or a home-school student (with or without a supervisor)?
How can an educator choose specific VYEF programs that best fit their students?
What other resources does VYEF provide apart from programming?
The Learning Center page features curated listings of business networks, resources, templates and start-up tools, as well as local directories for entrepreneurial groups and makerspaces for young entrepreneurs and educators. The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Stories page features articles on local entrepreneurs to help guide students through their entrepreneurial journeys.
Is there a way to be more involved with VYEF?
Is there a transportation aid or support available for VYEF programs?
Does a student have to be in a business class to attend VYEF programs?
Please feel free to share our information with your colleagues who may be interested.
Can I compete in more than one thinkBIG! Challenge track or submit more than one concept into the thinkBIG! Challenge?
How many team members are required for the thinkBIG! Challenge?
How should I choose which thinkBIG! Challenge track to enter?
Can I edit/change my Challenge submissions?
Do I have to participate in both rounds of the thinkBIG! Challenge?
Are thinkBIG! Challenge and thinkBIG! Summit different events?
Can I only attend the thinkBIG! Summit?
How many people attend the thinkBIG! Summit?
What is round 2 of the thinkBIG! Challenge?
What are Executive Coaching Days during the thinkBIG! Challenge?
Teams will get entrepreneurship-experienced students, experts, mentors, and industry professionals aiding them with the following:
1) Pitch Deck – Flow, visual aspect, simplicity, etc.
2) Content – Amount of words, gripping aspect, viability of content/data, covering all aspects of rubric, appendix, etc.
3) Presentation – Creating an impact, confidence, speaking in the most effective way to the audience, etc.