An online business plan competition open to all high school students in Northeast Ohio, offering $8,000 in prizes. Semifinalists are invited to attend virtual Executive Coaching and receive guidance from entrepreneurial professionals in the Cleveland business community. The Final 4 teams will compete live at the thinkBIG! Summit on March 7, 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Deadline for entries
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Online
Friday, January 13, 2023 Online
Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, 2023
at Sears think[box] at Case Western Reserve University
Finalists’ live pitch competition
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University
How it Works
Round 1: Idea Development & Written Submission Round
Deadline for Round 1 Submission: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Online
Semifinalists Proceeding to Round 2 Announced: Friday, January 13, 2023 Online
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 plaques.
For the School Sponsoring the Grand Prize Team a Traveling Veale Innovation Cup Trophy is presented.