2020 Youth Business Summit

April 21 - 23, 2020 | Brooklyn Cruise Terminal | Sponsored by HSBC

The recent impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world and particularly the impact felt in New York City has prompted great concern over the past several weeks. Given the current situation here in New York, including the Governor’s decision to declare a State of Emergency throughout the state of New York, VEI has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Youth Business Summit scheduled for April 21-23, 2020.

We are committing ourselves to do all that we can to provide an alternative experience to highlight and showcase our students’ work.
Find out more about the Youth Business Summit: Reimagined.


The Youth Business Summit brings together thousands of rising young professionals, budding entrepreneurs, educators, school/district administrators, business leaders and industry professionals from around the world 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.

Though this year’s physical event has been cancelled, we are providing an alternative experience, the Youth Business Summit: Reimagined. Click below to find out more. 

Youth Business Summit: Reimagined

About VE

VE transforms students through authentic business experiences which prepare them for fulfilling, financially secure futures. Since its inception in 1996, VE has served over 156,000 students, including many from economically disadvantaged communities. We currently support 16,000+ students across the U.S. each year and are part of a global network spanning 40 countries and 7,500 student-run businesses.

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