VE-JV’s Inaugural Written Business Pitch Event Recap

By June 8, 2020 February 23rd, 2021 News, VE-JV

2020 VE-JV Written Business Pitch Event
May 26 – June 5, 2020

Key Stats

  • Over 50 students participated in the Q&A sessions where industry partners provided feedback on their written business pitch submissions.
  • 14 teams from 6 VE-JV schools submitted written business pitches.
  • 14 volunteers met with students to give them feedback on their written and verbal pitches
  • In total, there were over 7 hours of student and industry partner interactions!


Participant Quotes

“Seeing how polished the kids are at such a young age. It is really impressive and encouraging.” – Mark C. Weller CFP® MBA, Agent, South Bala Office of New York Life

“I think education – especially around business literacy – is exceptionally important. Exposure I had as a child to business professionals was helpful in planning what I want to do, and I want to make sure more children have that as well.” – Stephanie Schneider, CVP of Annuities Strategy and Chief of Staff to Head of Retail Annuities New York Life

“Tutoring has always been with me, and with the extra time at home we have now, this was an easy way to participate and help out in a way that’s very familiar. VE in particular looked like a way to see how mentoring has evolved since I last was part of this world.” – Darryl Liu, Registered Representative, Greater Chicago Area Office of New York Life

Special Thanks

For the students, teachers, and volunteers who made this possible, we want to sincerely thank you for helping us complete our FIRST EVER VE-JV virtual event!

A huge thank you to New York Life as well, for their continued support!

We are proud to share this experience with you and beyond grateful for your participation.

Article contributed by Will Wilson, National Middle School Program Director