An online business plan competition open to all high school students in Northeast Ohio, offering $8,000 in prizes. Semifinalists are invited to attend an Executive Coaching Day and receive guidance from entrepreneurial professionals in the Cleveland business community. The Final 4 teams will compete live at the thinkBIG! Summit 2022 in March.
Covid-19 Mask Information for Events
The Veale Foundation will adhere to each venue’s individual mask mandates for events held at their locations in accordance with the CDC’s current Recommendations for Indoor and Outdoor Settings. Notification of current Covid-19 masking policies for venues will be shared with event participants in our event communications prior to the event and at sign-in tables. Please email us at programs@VealeFound.org with any questions.
Funding for travel to programs may be available to non-Forum schools. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Deadline for entries
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Online
Monday, January 10, 2022 Online
Executive Coaching Days
Friday, January 21 or Saturday, January 22, 2022
Finalists’ live pitch competition
March 1, 2022
How it Works
Round 1: Idea Development & Written Submission Round
Deadline for Round 1 Submission: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 (Online)
Semifinalists Proceeding to Round 2 Announced: January 10, 2022
Round 2: Slide Deck with Video Submission Round
Round 3: Live Pitch at thinkBIG! Summit
Offering $8,000 in prizes!
Two winning teams will receive $3,000 per team.
Each 2nd place team wins $1,000 per team.
Each Final Four team member also receives Veale Innovator Medals.
For the School Sponsoring the Grand Prize Team a Traveling Veale Innovation Cup Trophy is presented.