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Engagement Ohio

About The Believe in Ohio Program

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Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio (EEO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is:  

future jobs.  Believe in Ohio was collaboratively developed by EEO and the Ohio Academy of Science with the support of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and was funded by the 130th Ohio General Assembly.  The program helps prepare students to become “competitors” in Ohio's innovation economy and to be part of Ohio's next generation of innovators who will create the new product services and jobs of the future through the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.    


Believe in Ohio includes four key parts:  1)  STEM Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Forums, 2) local high school and middle school STEM Commercialization Plan and STEM Business Plan Competitions, 3) a statewide high school student STEM Commercialization Plan and STEM Business Plan Competition, and 4)  a comprehensive and extensive portfolio of teacher and student support materials.  

Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio

Are You Ready for the Future?  Do You Believe in Ohio” our vision for continuing our state's continuing prosperity

“Are You Ready for the Future?  Are You Ready to Help Make Our Country More Innovative and Entrepreneurial?”our vision for continuing our country's prosperity

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1) to promote student and community awareness as to the challenges and opportunities the changing regional, national and global economies present for the future; and


2) to provide educational instruction, curriculum, research, training, mentoring and other information that helps develop the entrepreneurial, economic, business, and scientific literacy of students and the community, and other 21st Century skills that may be needed for the future.

The Believe In Ohio Program:


Believe in Ohio is the only statewide Ohio student STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and entrepreneurial education program to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation as pathways to create

Vision Statement Videos for the State of Ohio and for the USA: