2016 National Business Plan Competition Recap

Virtual Enterprises International's 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 17, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Virtual Enterprises International’s 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 17, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

On April 17, 2016, some of the best and brightest student leaders and budding entrepreneurs in the country gathered together to compete for the top spot at the National Business Plan Competition, sponsored by HSBC. Teams representing 28 VE companies from around the country had their written business plans and oral presentations judged by industry professionals and educators.

Keynote speakers were Alfred R. Kahn, CEO of CraneKahn, and Jeffrey C. Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Digital Risk, LLC.

Thank you to all students, teachers, administrators, judges, staff, business mentors and partners, volunteers, parents, our sponsor HSBC, and our host Long Island University Brooklyn.

View the 2016 Youth Business Summit Booklet for full list of participants.

Competition Results

Competition Results

Top 6 Teams

PlaceFirmSchool (State)
1AquaTerraWesthampton Beach HS (NY)
2Brooklyn's Sweet 'N Savory CateringFort Hamilton HS (NYC)
3TrifectaMurrieta Valley HS (CA)
4InkSouth Pasadena HS (CA)
5Vitality, Inc.Bearden HS (TN)
6KarunaBakersfield HS (CA)

Top 16 Teams

PlaceFirmSchool (State)
7HeliosWesthampton Beach HS (NY)
8ROC SecurityHewlett HS (NY)
9Concierge Ticket BrokerageNew Dorp HS (NYC)
10SockscribeCentennial HS (CA)
11ElysiumBearden HS (TN)
12The Golden SpoonGreer HS (SC)
13SalubreByron Nelson HS (TX)
14NocogoMurrieta Valley HS (CA)
15Avant-garde Furnishings, Inc.Fort Hamilton HS (NYC)
16EnviroscentalsMount St. Mary Academy (NY)

Top 28 Teams

FirmSchool (State)
A+ OpportunityCareerline Technical Center (MI)
Adventure TimePinckney Community HS (MI)
Envision NorthBelvidere North HS (IL)
EvoTechPatchogue Medford HS (NY)
FITspirationRobbinsville HS (NJ)
Focal Point, Inc.JP Taravella HS (FL)
N.E.R.D.S. TechnologyArvin HS (CA)
Rock SolidPerson HS (NC)
ScholarMEHerndon HS (VA)
The EdgeGranville Central HS (NC)
UnderWrapzCrystal Lake South HS (IL)