Teachers' Opinions

Believe in Ohio 2016:

A Year of Accomplishments

2016 has been another wonderful year for Believe in Ohio's Young entrepreneurs throughout the State of Ohio.  View the videos below to see some of the Highlights of 2016.  

The videos below include pitches from the top three winners from Bowling Green State University's "Hatch Junior" Program, which is a "Shark Tank" style pitch competition for high school students, as well as a compilation of thoughts and opinions about the Believe in Ohio program from students, teachers, parents, and judges recorded at the 2016 Believe in Ohio State Competition.


Opinions About the 2016 Believe in Ohio Program

Students' Opinions

Parents' Opinions

Competition Judges' Opinions

BGSU Hatch Jr. Pitch Competition Winners


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During a 10-week program, 350 students from four different Toledo high schools worked with mentors from BGSU and the University of Toledo to brainstorm ideas for potential products and services.  Once an idea was developed, the students worked to create a STEM business or commercialization plan and "pitched" their new product at the competition.

On April 28, 2016, the students took the stage at BGSU and pitched 11 different business ideas to a panel of judges at The Hatch Junior, an event setup similar to the hit TV Show "Shark Tank."

In addition to pitching their ideas, judges kept student's on their toes, asking detailed questions about their potential ideas.