Ideas start and grow at SQUARE1

Our mission to uncover, educate, support,

and inspire emerging entrepreneurs and leaders.

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350+ ideas and over 1,450 kids

We guide our innovators to challenge status quo. The ability to identify opportunities and solve problems changes lives.

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Traditional education is not enough to compete in the 21st century

We teach critical thinking, opportunity recognition, communication (networking & presenting), innovation, and build confidence through real-world experiences.

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What if kids truly understood the opportunities available to them

Our innovators have opportunities for internships, experiential learning, and interact with entrepreneurs through SQUARE1 programs and partners.

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We engage our innovators with the community, businesses, and entrepreneurs.



Keith Schneider

CEO and founder of SQUARE1

Sarah Leyshock

Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Vincent Williams

Partner & Founder of Orchestrate Technologies

Colin Mayfield

Reporter and Morning Anchor for WLWT News 5 Today

Yvan Demosthenes

Senior Diversity Recruitment Specialist at Professional Diversity Network, INC.

Craig Buchholz

CCO at Proctor and Gamble

Dan Groneck

Senior Adviser for U.S. Bank Groups

Danielle Zink

Director of Development at Orchestrate Technologies

Tony Knies

NKY/Cincinnati District Market Manager Vice President, U.S. Bank

Steve Wright

Consultant and Certified Financial Planner at MCF Advisors