2020 California State Conference & Exhibition Recap

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California State Conference & Exhibition
January 15-16, 2020
Bakersfield, CA

Key Stats

  • 1,800 total attendees
  • 1,400 participating students
  • 125 volunteers and judges
  • 72 firms
  • 55 schools
  • 15 competitions


Competition Results

Congratulations to the following teams for placing in the top 16 of the California State Business Plan Competition!

1st Place – Sole Purpose, San Juan Hills HS, San Juan Capistrano, CA
2nd Place – ReVision, Murrieta Valley HS, Murrieta, CA
3rd Place – Resha Hemp, Stockdale HS, Bakersfield, CA
4th Place – Varuna, Bakersfield HS, Bakersfield, CA
5th Place – Mace Case, Bloomington HS, Bloomington, CA
6th Place – Evolve, Centennial HS, Bakersfield, CA
7th Place – Eturnyl, Murrieta Valley HS, Murrieta, CA
8th Place – Life Cycle, Bloomington HS, Bloomington, CA
9th Place – Sweet Shack, Dos Palos HS, Dos Palos, CA
10th Place – TAGD, Liberty HS, Brentwood, CA
11th Place – GLO, South Pasadena HS, South Pasadena, CA
12th Place – Pearlify, John F. Kennedy HS, La Palma, CA
13th Place – Pet Peeve, Century HS, Santa Ana, CA
14th Place – LUX, Thousand Oaks HS, Thousand Oaks, CA
15th Place – Bac Track, South Hills HS, West Covina, CA
16th Place – Wolf Security, Ridgeview HS, Bakersfield, CA

View All Competition Results

Participant Quotes

“The vast range of ideas for companies from such young people is inspiring.” – Cassie Short, VE Volunteer

“With all the driven and intelligent students here at VE, there will be some amazing companies in the future.” – Derrick Mackey, VE Competition Judge

Social Media Contest Winners

Evolve, Centennial High School, Bakersfield, CA

ReVision, Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, CA

Back Pack+, Deer Valley High School, Antioch, CA


Special Thanks

  • Kern High School District
  • Regional Occupational Center
  • Ruggenberg Career Center – Culinary Arts Program
  • Bakersfield High School – ROTC & Chorus Program
  • Cal State Business Department
  • Intuit