The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is looking for volunteers as part of the upcoming thinkBIG! Challenge. Please use the signup form at the bottom of the page to register. The thinkBIG! Challenge is a business plan competition open to all high school students and featuring two tracks: Innovation and Small Business. The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum awards $8,000 in prizes to the top teams at the thinkBIG! Summit.

There are opportunities for individuals to participate in the program as a Round 1 judge and/or as a coach during Executive Coaching Days.

Remote Judging for Round 1 Submissions:

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Dates: Submissions will be provided to you on December 30 and are due by January 9.

Time Commitment: Each batch of 5 executive summaries is estimated to take 60 – 75 minutes to review.

Location: Virtual

Up to 24 semifinalist teams will advance from round 1 and participate in the Executive Coaching Days.

Executive Coaching Days:

Dates: Friday, January 21 or Saturday, January 22, 2022

Time Commitment: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm (may be a partial day commitment based on your availability)

Location: Sears think[box]

The executive coaching day is designed to support the teams who submitted entries into the challenge and have advanced to the semifinal round. Coaches will help students refine their business plans by assisting the teams with:

  • Pitch deck: Flow, visual aspects, etc.
  • Content: Data, wording, covering all aspects of rubric, etc.
  • Presentation Video: Confidence, storytelling, effective speaking, etc.
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Volunteer Registration

Submission Round Judging

Executive Coaching

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