Ideas start and grow at SQUARE1

Our mission to uncover, educate, support,

and inspire emerging entrepreneurs.



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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.

Let's go!

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.

Support Our Work

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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Engagement

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

Engage

We started because we were tired
of seeing good people and ideas
slip through the cracks.

We help where others do not.
SQUARE1, a not-for-profit, is an entrepreneur education
and business igniter providing resources to a broad range
of professionals and students to help turn ideas and
interests into thriving businesses and careers.


IDEA

Just getting started.


GROWTH

Ready to increase revenue.


BUSINESS-2-BUSINESS

Connect to opportunities.


EDUCATION

Varied entrepreneur curriculum.


Board


Keith Schneider

CEO and founder of SQUARE1


Sarah Leyshock

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Vincent Williams

Treasurer of SQUARE1 and founder of Orchestrate Technologies


Colin Mayfield

Reporter and Morning Anchor for WLWT News 5 Today


Yvan Demosthenes

Fundraising Committee, Consulting Services and Retail



Craig Buchholz

CCO at Proctor and Gamble


Dan Groneck

Senior Advisor for U.S. Bank groups


Danielle Zink

Director of Development at Orchestrate Technologies


Tony Knies

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


Steve Wright

Consultant, MCF Advisors