2015 New York Citywide Business Plan Competition

By October 30, 2015 March 21st, 2019 New York City, New York City Metro Area, News


Situated at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters, the annual VEI New York Citywide Business Plan Competition gave twenty firms the opportunity to distinguish themselves as top VEI firms in the region. On the morning of January 15, students and coordinators showcased their achievements to a small panel of judges, in order to represent NYC in the National Business Plan Competition on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Each firm’s pitch was divided into two rounds and lasted for a maximum of 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the judges. After the preliminary rounds, students exuded confidence and were well-prepared.

Seven firms went on to participate in the Championship round in front of a panel of seven industry professionals. After watching seven strong presentations, judges had a challenging task in picking only three Champions, but Polyglot Translations, T-Squared and Brandmark Advertising were ultimately chosen to advance to Nationals.

2014 – 2015 Champions


Place VEI Firm School
1st Place Polyglot Translations New Dorp HS
2nd Place T-Squared Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
3rd Place Brandmark Advertising Edward R. Murrow HS


2014 – 2015 Citywide Finalists


VEI Firm School
Nüapps Francis Lewis HS
Cloudcrux In-Tech Academy
T-Squared Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Polyglot Translations New Dorp High School
F.A.C.T.S New Dorp HS
Brandmark Advertising Edward R. Murrow HS
Sweet N’Savory Catering Fort Hamilton HS


2014 – 2015 Citywide Participants


Firm Name School
ASAP Academy of Finance & Enterprise
Avant-Garde Furnishings Fort Hamilton HS
Build Your Future Institute Edward R. Murrow HS
Cloudcrux In-Tech Academy
F.A.C.T.S New Dorp HS
Imagination Inc. HS of Arts, Imagination & Inquiry
LIFE HS of Economics & Finance
Majestique Clothing William Cullen Bryant HS
Nüapps Francis Lewis HS
Palatial Hotel Sheepshead Bay HS
Polyglot Translations New Dorp HS
PR Catering Port Richmond HS
ReImagin3d Francis Lewis High School
Sweet N’Savory Catering Fort Hamilton HS
T-Squared Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis HS
Urban Ground Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis HS
Versorna Manhattan Business Academy
Vreal Publications Francis Lewis High School