On October 21, 2022, Mercy College hosted the first-ever VE NYC Challenge! This event enabled over 100 NYC VE students from every borough, as well as a team of students from Korea, to review a case study around an ethical challenge in business, research and collaborate, and present a solution to a panel of judges. Each team had approximately 90 minutes to work on the project. Students made the best of this experience, not only working on and presenting their projects, but also networking with other firms and touring the college.

Virtual Enterprises 2022 NYC Challenge at Mercy College from VE International on Vimeo.

Video by Shaun Sanders

We thank Scorpio Rogers, VP of the Mercy College Manhattan and Bronx Campuses, and Tynesha Frazier, Executive Assistant, for making this event possible. We also extend our gratitude to the incredible group of judges – from Mercy College, Deloitte, Miura Global Corp., the VEI NYC Advisory Council – along with our incredible VEI National staff and Lena Presti.

Congratulations to the schools that participated in the competition:

  • New Dorp HS- 3 teams 
  • Port Richmond HS
  • Ralph McKee HS
  • Susan Wagner HS
  • Francis Lewis HS- 3 teams
  • Edward R. Murrow HS
  • Clara Barton HS
  • Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance
  • Fort Hamilton HS
  • High School of Human Rights 
  • High School of Sports Management
  • High School of Fashion Industries- 2 teams 
  • Business of Sports School

  • Manhattan Business Academy
  • Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis HS
  • Academy of Finance & Enterprise- 2 teams
  • High School of Arts & Business
  • Archbishop Molloy HS- 2 teams
  • Forest Hills HS- 2 teams
  • Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship- 2 teams
  • Longwood Prep
  • Validus Prep
  • Harry S. Truman HS
  • In-Tech Academy
  • Korea Pen- Fairleigh Dickinson University 

The results from each division are as follows:

Southwest Division

1st Place: Matchwear, Francis Lewis HS

2nd Place: Care, New Dorp HS

3rd Place: Flipp’n, Ralph McKee HS

Southeast Division

1st Place: Food-E, Fort Hamilton HS

2nd Place: Matariki Media, Edward R. Murrow HS

3rd Place: Skins Pleasure, High School for Human Rights

Central Division

1st Place: Nuapps, Francis Lewis HS

2nd Place: Chelsea Pets, HS of Fashion Industries

3rd Place: Fly NY, HS of Fashion Industries

East Division

1st Place: Helping Paw, Archbishop Molloy HS

2nd Place: Bio Pack, Forest Hills HS

3rd Place: Kuba, Archbishop Molloy HS

North Division

1st Place: Paw!nder, In-Tech Academy

2nd Place: Vandy, Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship

3rd Place: Lux DesignFrancis Lewis HS