What are STEM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forums?

STEM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forums are half day events that bring together STEM researchers, entrepreneurs, and practitioners who share with high school students how their innovations will change the world and what they have learned through their experiences. Students work with college mentors to develop a new product, service, or problem-solving innovation that they pitch “Shark Tank” style to their peers. This experience encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will help them prepare for their future and which students will use throughout the Believe in Ohio program.

More than 1,600 students and teachers from 80 high schools in 37 Ohio counties attended one of Believe in Ohio’s Fall 2019 STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forums held on ten college and university campuses across Ohio.  Attending students participated in an extraordinary program that opened their eyes to the future and encouraged them to become the innovators and entrepreneurs who will create the new products, services, jobs and prosperity of the future. Thirty-six speakers shared their visions of the future with students at the forums. Their presentations were videoed and are available below for teachers to share with your students.

Note: Regrettably, as a result of the pandemic, this program has had to be suspended through at least the Fall of 2020

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Computer Science


Entrepreneurial Journey

Food Science


Product Development