2016 International Trade Show Recap

By April 20, 2016 April 28th, 2020 2016 Youth Business Summit Recap, News, Trade Shows
Virtual Enterprises International's International Trade Show during the 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 19, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Virtual Enterprises International’s International Trade Show during the 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 19, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

On April 19, 2016, more than 3,000 students, educators, business leaders, and industry professionals gathered together for the largest exhibition of practice businesses in the United States and the grand finale of the Youth Business Summit. Every industry from entertainment, to business services, to travel and tourism was on display as 175 student businesses from 7 countries exhibit and sell their products and services to consumers and businesses inside and outside of the VE program. Three of these businesses included those ran by middle schools students part of the VE-JV Career Academy.

Thank you to all students, teachers, administrators, judges, staff, business mentors and partners, volunteers, parents, special guest Carmen Fariña, our sponsors New York Life Foundation, FedEx, PIMCO Foundation, and TimeWarner, and our host 69th Regiment Armory.

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

Participants List
Competition Winners
Raffle Winners

Competition Winners

Best Booth – Gold Level

Taste of the WorldCentury HSSanta AnaCAUSABella Sirgy1
MatchWearFrancis Lewis HSQueensNYUSASherry Chen, Harmukh Singh2
NuAppsFrancis Lewis HSQueensNYUSAJosue Grullon, Daniel Persaud3
Brooklyn's Sweet 'N Savory CateringFort Hamilton HSBrooklynNYUSAFares Ayub, Peter PapamichalakisHonorable Mention
Alternate Reality EntertainmentSyosset HSSyossetNYUSAKevin Wang, Matt WeissHonorable Mention
Fly Fashion NYHS of Fashion IndustriesNYCNYUSASitan Conde, Shaniyah DentHonorable Mention
veBuyCooper City HSCooper CityFLUSAHunter Harrington, Logan PiperHonorable Mention
EssenceMount St. Mary AcademyKenmoreNYUSAMarissa Brandel, Annie MackHonorable Mention
PF "Stevia Lux Junior" LTDNational Trade & Banking HSSofiaBulgariaNikola Belev, Kaloyan RaychevHonorable Mention
The PyramidCentennial HSBakersfieldCAUSADaniel Garcia, Emily TaylorHonorable Mention
Off the GridFountain Valley HSFountain ValleyCAUSACatherine Chau, Kahtlynn HoHonorable Mention

Best Booth – Silver Level

PlaceTeam #Student NameSchool NameState/ Country
1st42Aleksandra DelikostovaNATIONAL TRADE AND BANKING HIGH SCHOOLBulgaria
1st42Bhupinder SinghAcademy of Finance and EnterpriseNew York
1st42Emily PuckettJF Webb High SchoolNorth Carolina
1st42Julianna HartmannMassapequa High SchoolNew York
1st42Krysten WalkerPiper High SchoolFlorida
1st42Lauren CivelloWalt WhitmanNew York
1st42Moses RamosPort Richmond HSNew York
1st42Nyia CarrSarah E. Goode STEM AcademyChicago
1st42Yana BellamySt. James High SchoolSouth Carolina
2nd32Max CohenSyosset High SchoolNew York
2nd32Ana AlonsoJacqueline Kennedy OnassisNew York
2nd32Asante DarrellThe Berkeley InstituteBermuda
2nd32Cayla YellenCooper City HighFlorida
2nd32Durrell ForbesPiper High SchoolFlorida
2nd32Joel RobinsonPiper High SchoolFlorida
2nd32Kiara LaraissaSekolah HighScopeIndonesia
3rd10Ana Carolina da Silveira e SilvaEscola de Formação Gerencial EFG - SEBRAE/MGBrazil
3rd10Assyla Ridha AdhaniSekolah HighScopeIndonesia
3rd10Bryce TricasNorthwood High SchoolNorth Carolina
3rd10Hashim AyeshEast WakeNorth Carolina
3rd10Huda KhelalfaHLA GernsbachGermany
3rd10Joshua GillBearden High SchoolTennessee
3rd10Josue GrullonFrancis Lewis High SchoolNew York
3rd10Karla EscobedoCentury High SchoolCalifornia
4th15Nele FrankenPXLBelgium
4th15Muhammad Rizaldi TabraniSekolah HighScope IndonesiaIndonesia
4th15Ester Carvalhaes CoutinhoEscola de Formação Gerencial EFG - SEBRAE/MGBrazil
4th15Jackie McBrideMurrieta ValleyCalifornia
4th15Analise HernandezElmwood Park High SchoolIllinois
4th15Laura GarridoCentennial High SchoolCalifornia
4th15Taylor HunterAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia
4th15Raya YangFrancis Lewis High SchoolNew York

Best Sales Pitch – Gold Level

School NameFirm NameStateAward
Bucket ListWaubonsie Valley High SchoolILGold
Polyglot TranslationsNew Dorp High SchoolNYGold
Piece of CakeEwing High SchoolNJGold
DashRichmond HillNYGold
Evo TechPatchogue MedfordNYGold
Flip ChipSyosset High SchoolNYGold
Lucid Investment Financial EnterpriseHigh School of Economy and FinanceNYGold
Prestige Worldwide: Backyard EntertainmentIslip High SchoolNYGold
ReImagin3DFrancis Lewis High SchoolNYGold
Vitality Inc.Bearden High SchoolTNGold
Sweet Tooth IndustriesJohn Adams High SchoolNYSilver
LimitlessElmwood Park High SchoolILSilver
TruView VRMepham High SchoolNYSilver
99 @ AdventuresBerks Career and TechnologyPASilver
CatalystNeuqua Valley High SchoolILSilver
Nice PopsSyosset High SchoolNYSilver
NuappsFrancis Lewis High SchoolNYSilver
Stevia Lux JuniorNational Trade and Banking High SchoolBulgariaSilver
VE-JV Vitra VisionJHS 259 - William McKinleyNYSilver
What’s in the Box?Centereach High SchoolNYSilver

Website – Gold Level

BumbleBakersfield HSBakersfieldCA1st Place
Flip ChipSyosset HSSyossetNY2nd Place
Pinya LinyaMurrieta Valley HSMurrieta ValleyCA3rd Place
The PyramidCentennial HSBakersfieldCA4th Place
ROC SecurityG.W. Hewlett HSHewlettNY5th Place
ReImagin3DFrancis Lewis HSFresh MeadowsNY6th Place

Website – Silver Level

ManGoMurrieta Valley HSMurrieta ValleyCA7th Place
Poseidon PureSanford H. Calhoun HSMerrickNY8th Place
SpireParkway West HSChesterfieldMO9th Place
ZenithWesthampton Beach HSWesthampton BeachNY10th Place
AuggiesCary Grove HSCary GroveIL11th Place
Power UpSanta Barbara HSSanta BarbaraCA12th Place
Off the GridFountain Valley HSFountain ValleyCA13th Place
SpokesJames Logan HSOaklandCA14th Place
Brooklyn's Sweet N Savory CateringFort Hamilton HSBrooklynNY15th Place
Globalyze Web & DesignAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia BeachVA16th Place

Catalog – Gold Level

CompetitionPlaceVE FirmSchoolCityState
Company Branding1stSummit Design & DevelopmentAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia BeachVA
Company Branding2ndAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Company Branding3rdA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Company Newsletter1stThe Blend CavesOrange High SchoolHillsboroughNC
Company Newsletter2ndSouthern PrestigeSpartanburg High SchoolSpartanburgSC
Company Newsletter3rdPharsideCarolina Forest High SchoolMyrtle BeachSC
E-Commerce Website1stAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
E-Commerce Website2ndA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
E-Commerce Website3rdSummit Design & DevelopmentAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia BeachVA
Sales Materials1stAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Sales Materials2ndA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Sales Materials3rdEnvisionGeorge Washington High SchoolDanvilleVA
Video Commercial1stA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Video Commercial2ndAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Video Commercial3rdSummit Design & DevelopmentAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia BeachVA
Elevator Pitch1st3t CertaSouth Granville High SchoolCreedmoorNC
Elevator Pitch2ndA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Elevator Pitch3rdAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Human Resources Case Study1stThe Blend CavesOrange High SchoolHillsboroughNC
Human Resources Case Study2ndA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Human Resources Case Study3rdPharsideCarolina Forest High SchoolMyrtle BeachSC
Impact Marketing1stModernTechGeorge Washington High SchoolDanvilleVA
Impact Marketing2ndOh, Guac-O-TacoWantagh High SchoolWantaghNY
Impact Marketing3rdPharsideCarolina Forest High SchoolMyrtle BeachSC
Marketing Case Study1stA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Marketing Case Study2ndThe Blend CavesOrange High SchoolHillsboroughNC
Marketing Case Study3rdAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Booth Design1stEnvisionGeorge Washington High SchoolDanvilleVA
Booth Design2ndOh, Guac-O-TacoWantagh High SchoolWantaghNY
Booth Design3rdAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Salesmanship1stPharsideCarolina Forest High SchoolMyrtle BeachSC
Salesmanship2ndEnvisionGeorge Washington High SchoolDanvilleVA
Salesmanship3rdFlashpackzSalem High SchoolVirginia BeachVA
Video Commercial1stA Helping HandWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Video Commercial2ndAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY
Video Commercial3rdSummit Design & DevelopmentAdvanced Technology CenterVirginia BeachVA
Employees' Choice for Best BoothAt Your ServiceWest Hempstead High SchoolWest HempsteadNY

Catalog – Silver Level

CompetitionLevelPlaceFirmHigh SchoolCityStateCountry
WOW FactorGold1stClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
WOW FactorGold2ndBespokeMarina Huntington BeachCA USA
WOW FactorGold3rdWest Coast SoapMoorparkMoorparkCA USA
WOW FactorGoldRelacher Day SpaCanyon SpringsMoreno ValleyCA USA
WOW FactorGoldRestubeHLA GernsbachGernsbachDEUGermany
WOW FactorSilverEl BigoteSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
WOW FactorSilverSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
WOW FactorSilverBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
WOW FactorSilverPodzSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
WOW FactorSilverWai AquaponicsThousand OaksThousand OaksCA USA
WOW FactorBronzePower CloudCentury Santa AnaCA USA
WOW FactorBronzeInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
WOW FactorBronzeNew FrontierPalm SpringsPalm SpringsCA USA
WOW FactorBronzeTaste of the WorldCentury Santa AnaCA USA
WOW FactorBronzeLockdownJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Marketing PlanGold1stPodzSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Marketing PlanGold2ndDrone VisionsLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Marketing PlanGold3rdJourneySouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Marketing PlanGoldSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Marketing PlanGoldElectric AvenueSt. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Marketing PlanSilverAtlasLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Marketing PlanSilverLumiereGolden WestVisaliaCA USA
Marketing PlanSilverAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Marketing PlanSilverBasixCentennialBakersfieldCA USA
Marketing PlanSilverRelacher Day SpaCanyon SpringsMoreno ValleyCA USA
Marketing PlanBronzeNew FrontierPalm SpringsPalm SpringsCA USA
Marketing PlanBronzeRestubeHLA GernsbachGernsbachDEUGermany
Marketing PlanBronzeBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Marketing PlanBronzeClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrieta ValleyCA USA
Marketing PlanBronzeInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Marketing PlanBronzeArea 304Geneva CUSD#304GenevaILUSA
Financial StatementsGold1stXtreme Comfort, Inc.St. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Financial StatementsGold2ndClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Financial StatementsGold3rdCulture CrateSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Financial StatementsGoldElectric AvenueSt. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Financial StatementsGoldSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Financial StatementsSilverBlue PrintFrancis Lewis Fresh MeadowsNYUSA
Financial StatementsSilverBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Financial StatementsSilverBasixCentennialBakersfieldCA USA
Financial StatementsSilverInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Financial StatementsSilverJourneySouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Financial StatementsBronzeAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Financial StatementsBronzeNew FrontierPalm SpringSanta AnaCA USA
Financial StatementsBronzeFlagship, Inc.Homestead CupertinoCA USA
Financial StatementsBronzeCatalystNeuqua ValleyNapervilleILUSA
Human ResourcesGold1st MatchwearFrancis Lewis Fresh MeadowsNYUSA
Human ResourcesGold2ndClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Human ResourcesGold3rdSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Human ResourcesGoldAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Human ResourcesGoldNever EndingMetea ValleyAuroraILUSA
Human ResourcesSilverProveltRooseveltFresnoCA USA
Human ResourcesSilverBasixCentennialBakersfieldCA USA
Human ResourcesSilverXtreme Comfort, Inc.St. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Human ResourcesSilverInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Human ResourcesSilverCatalystNeuqua ValleyNapervilleILUSA
Human ResourcesBronzeAtlasLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Human ResourcesBronzeConnexusCenturySanta AnaCA USA
Human ResourcesBronzeLimitlessElmwood ParkElmwood ParkILUSA
Human ResourcesBronzeAffinityNequa ValleyNapervilleILUSA
Human ResourcesBronzeBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Elevator PitchGold1stClaws & Paws ParadiseDeer ValleyDeer ValleyCA USA
Elevator PitchGold2ndXtreme Comfort, Inc.St. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Elevator PitchGold3rdCulture CrateSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Elevator PitchGoldAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Elevator PitchGoldSignumCentury Santa AnaCA USA
Elevator PitchSilverHigh School HireJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Elevator PitchSilverFlagship, Inc.Homestead CupertinoCA USA
Elevator PitchSilverLumiereGolden WestVisaliaCA USA
Elevator PitchSilverWest Coast SoapMoorparkMoorparkCA USA
Elevator PitchSilverAtlasLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Elevator PitchBronzeBasixCentennialBakersfieldCA USA
Elevator PitchBronzeClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Elevator PitchBronzeInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Elevator PitchBronzeSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Venture ChallengeGold1stBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Venture ChallengeGold2ndDrone VisionLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Venture ChallengeGold3rdRetro SurfMoorparkMoorparkCA USA
Venture ChallengeGoldLockdownJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Venture ChallengeGoldClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Venture ChallengeSilverHigh School HireJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Venture ChallengeSilverProveltRooseveltFresnoCA USA
Venture ChallengeSilverNew FrontierPalm SpringsPalm SpringsCA USA
Employee HandbookGold1stRelacher Day SpaCanyon SpringsMoreno ValleyCA USA
Employee HandbookGold2ndBlueprintFrancis Lewis Fresh MeadowsNYUSA
Employee HandbookGold3rdConnexusCentury Santa AnaCA USA
Employee HandbookGoldChargi - fiLemooreLemooreCA USA
Employee HandbookGoldInfussoSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Employee HandbookSilverAtlasLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Employee HandbookSilverBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Employee HandbookSilverLumiereGolden WestVisaliaCA USA
Employee HandbookSilverAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Employee HandbookSilverNew FrontierPalm SpringsPalm SpringsCA USA
Employee HandbookBronzeRetro SurfMoorparkMoorparkCA USA
Employee HandbookBronzeEl BigoteSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Employee HandbookBronzeSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaILUSA
Employee HandbookBronzeClear Coast EyewearMurrieta ValleyMurrietaILUSA
Employee HandbookBronzeApexNeuqua ValleyNapervilleILUSA
Video CommercialGold1stBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Video CommercialGold2ndLumiereGolden WestVisaliaCA USA
Video CommercialGold3rdWai AquaponicsThousand OaksThousand OaksCA USA
Video CommercialGoldDrone VisionLa MiradaLa MiradaCA USA
Video CommercialGoldXtreme Comfort, Inc.St. Charles EastSt. CharlesILUSA
Video CommercialSilverHygiene2youMillikan Long BeachCA USA
Video CommercialSilverClaws & Paws ParadiseDeer ValleyDeer ValleyCA USA
Video CommercialSilverNew FrontierPalm SpringsPalm SpringsCA USA
Video CommercialSilverSolematesMurrieta ValleyMurrietaCA USA
Video CommercialSilverAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Video CommercialBronzeEl BigoteSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Video CommercialBronzeJourneySouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Video CommercialBronzePodzSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Video CommercialBronzeRetro SurfMoorparkMoorparkCA USA
Video CommercialBronzeHydration to the WorldLemooreLemooreCA USA
Company BrandingGold1stEl BigoteSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Company BrandingGold2ndBlocSouth PasadenaSouth PasadenaCA USA
Company BrandingGold3rdClaws & Paws ParadiseDeer ValleyDeer ValleyCA USA
Company BrandingGoldAnomalousBakersfieldBakersfieldCA USA
Company BrandingGoldLockdownJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Company BrandingSilverBlueprintFrancis Lewis Fresh MeadowsNYUSA
Company BrandingSilverCulture CrateSamueli AcademySanta AnaCA USA
Company BrandingSilverAffinityNeuqua ValleyNapervilleILUSA
Company BrandingSilverVE RadioMt. MiguelMt. MiguelCA USA
Company BrandingSilverLumiereGolden WestVisaliaCA USA
Company BrandingBronzeNever EndingMetea ValleyAuroraILUSA
Company BrandingBronzeSignumCenturySanta AnaCA USA
Company BrandingBronzeBespokeMarina Sarip PanypCA USA
Company BrandingBronzeHigh School HireJames LoganUnion CityCA USA
Company BrandingBronzeArcTikPhoenixPhoenixORUSA


Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Holmes. Full galleries coming soon.

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