Tinkham Veale-Barbara R. Snyder Entrepreneurial Fellows

Case Western Reserve University students have big ideas. Some have already formed businesses. Some are deep in research. And others are interested in being a part of the startup ecosystem.

For those students who are interested in entrepreneurship, there is no shortage of opportunities on campus. Pitch competitions, student organizations and courses are a few places to start, but for those who want a deeper dive into experiential learning, the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Tinkham Veale-Barbara R. Snyder Entrepreneurial Fellowship program (Veale Snyder Fellowship) is the place to be.

To the West Coast and abroad

Bookmarked by a trip to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California and an international trip—last year to Barcelona, Spain and this year to Ireland—the fellowship is a place to connect with top innovators, and meet peers who share similar interests.

In an interview from November 2022, third-year computer engineering major Emmanuel Makoye described the class trip to Silicon Valley as “the most inspirational week” of his life because of the impactful takeaways that the group gathered from the influential people they interacted with. 

Word of that “life-changing” experience of the twelve students from last year must have spread through the grapevine—because this year, applications for the Veale Snyder Fellows doubled.

Meet the new cohort

Over the past Spring, the application process for the next cohort of the Veale Snyder Fellows began. While only in its second year, the program was gaining momentum.

With over 60 highly impressive candidates, the interview process wasn’t easy, and in the end the Veale Institute team selected 12 students with the Veale Snyder Fellowship.

Read on to meet and learn more about each of the 2023-24 Veale Snyder Fellows!

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Jube Augustino

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2025

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Luciano Duca

Business Management, Information Technology, Class of 2026

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Arohi Mehta

Computer Science, Class of 2025

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Ashwin Menon

Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2025

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Helen Nguyen

Computer Science, Class of 2025

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Rita Nguyen

Economics, Class of 2025

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Krishin Parikh

Computer Science, Business Management, Class of 2026

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Genesis Richards

Business and Economics, Class of 2026

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Salsabeel Salem

Chemical Biology, Class of 2026

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Andrew Shereshevsky

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2025

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Nqobile Tshuma

Chemical Engineering, Class of 2025

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Zhuldyz Ualikhankyzy

Data Science and Analytics, Class of 2025

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Meet the 2022-23 Veale Snyder Fellows

Abhinav Khanna
Abhinav Khanna

Computer Science 
2024

Ankit Boruah
Ankit Boruah

Economics with a concentration in Quantitative Methods
2025

Ashley Sah
Ashley Sah

Biomedical Engineering
2025

Corinthian Ewesuedo
Corinthian Ewesuedo

Biomedical Engineering
2025

 Emmanuel Makoye
Emmanuel Makoye

Computer Engineering
2025

Evelin Urbancsok
Evelin Urbancsok

Biomedical Engineering
2025

Franco Kraiselburd
Franco Kraiselburd

Biomedical Engineering
2024

Jim Horwitz
Jim Horwitz

Electrical Engineering
2024

Omar Loudghiri
Omar Loudghiri

Computer Science
2024

Shreeya Chugh
Shreeya Chugh

Computer Science
2025

Sydney Schenk
Sydney Schenk

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
2025

Tang Quoc Kiet Nguyen
Tang Quoc Kiet Nguyen

Data Science
2025

VEAL333 students pose in front of Amazon logo
Veale Snyder Fellows recall San Francisco class trek; “the most inspirational week of my life”

Many imagine Silicon Valley as being a mecca of technology, a premier global innovation hub and an enthralling place to work. 

Veale Snyder Fellows enrolled in Case Western Reserve University’s VEAL 333: Global Technology Leadership course had the opportunity to visit Silicon Valley and many of its top companies from October 23-25, 2022.