2017 Youth Business Summit

Join future business leaders and entrepreneurs for a one-of-a-kind global business convention


April 3-5  |  Pier 92  |  New York City





VE and the Youth Business Summit

VEI is a national educational nonprofit that transforms students into young professionals by giving them the opportunity to create and run business ventures in their classroom. We partner with educators, business leaders, and industry professionals to develop the best talent pipeline in the country. We currently serve 12,000 students across the U.S., many from underserved communities.

The Youth Business Summit brings together thousands of rising young professionals and budding entrepreneurs from over 40 countries, educators, school/district administrators, business leaders and industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind global convention. During a dynamic week of business competitions, leadership events, and professional networking, rising talent from middle and high schools around the world display the professional skills and business acumen they have developed by running a Virtual Enterprise company during the school year.

Learn more about VE

Our Reach

7,500 student-run businesses

40 countries

18 states

12,000 U.S. students

380 high schools

Largest school districts (NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Broward)

380 teachers

1,500 business mentors, judges, volunteers, and supporters

2,000 connected alumni

5,000 social media influencers

1,000 daily active, engaged users on website


Our Partners

Our business and college partners play an integral role in ours students’ VE experience and success.  They serve as mentors, role models, competition judges and supporters.


Now at Pier 92

Pier 92 is a trade show and special event venue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, 55th Street and the West Side Highway.


NYC Skyline from Piers 92|94. Photo Courtesy: Piers 92|94.

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