2018 Youth Business Summit Recap

April 16-18, 2018
Pier 92
New York, NY

Key Stats

  • Over $12.6 million transacted
  • 5,000 total participants
  • 4,700 student participants
  • 210 VE companies represented
  • 12 states represented
  • 9 countries represented

Competition Results

Results for the National Business Plan Competition, National Finance Competition, National Human Resources Competition, National Marketing Competition, Global Business Challenge, Booth Design Competition, Sales Pitch Competition, and Sales Materials Competition are now available on the Competition Results page.

View Competition Results


Social Media Contest Winners

crumbConnect, Jericho HS, NY

NYC Tradeshow! #2018ybs 🍪

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Agex Trading Company, Escola do Sebrae, Brazil

Gizmo Gadget, William McKinley JHS, NY

#2018ybs #veinternational

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ConnoCrate, V.R. Eaton HS, TX

Global Goodies, Parkway West HS, MO

Ice for Ice, Morris Knolls High School, NJ

2018 YBS Media Center

Go to the Media Center to find photos from all events, news about VE students and the Youth Business Summit, videos (coming in May), and digital copies of the event booklet.

View 2018 YBS Media Center


Thank You to Our Supporters

On behalf of the VEI, we would like to give a huge thank you to all the partners, supporters, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff members, and individuals that made this event such a success. It would not have been possible without you!

2018 YBS Sponsors and Exhibitors


Save the Dates: 2019 Youth Business Summit

Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Youth Business Summit, taking place April 15-17, 2019 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal! Registration will go live October 2018.