Anthony Munoz and Ed Hartman added to Awardee Lineup for Startup Scholars Event April 2nd.

Ticket and Sponsorships available at 

SQUARE1 is thrilled to present our 2nd Annual Startup Scholars Pitch event along with Orchestrate Technologies. The event concludes several months of work with several of the region’s high school students in which the ideated, researched, planned, and presented new business ideas. Orchestrate Technologies is proud to sponsor this event as it provides great lessons that strengthen the skills of their future workforce as well as builds the confidence and likelihood of a new generation of small businesses. 

The community is encouraged to join SQUARE1 as we celebrate these students by attending the event and potentially contributing as a sponsor. More info on these opportunities are available at The event will be emceed by WLWT News 5 Today Anchor Colin Mayfield and will honor key contributors to entrepreneurship in the community.

The opportunities for these students do not end with the April 2nd event. The top ideas will be invited to participate in a summer incubator program that could lead to several new startups launching lead by students and supported by our business community. Additionally, SQUARE1 continues to seek out startup and entrepreneurial companies to host students as summer interns.

The program runs in a variety of formats allowing SQUARE1 to engage directly with the students. This includes after-school programs, working with classes, and even group work during the school day. Students get exposure to the startup process as well as enhancing a number of valuable career skills including opportunity recognition, presentation skills, teamwork, and communication. Whether they pursue entrepreneurship or not, they gain critical skills that will aid them in their career and life.

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