Telemundo 52: “Estudiantes compiten por mejor plan de negocios”

On February 19, 2019, Telemundo 52 covered the 2019 Los Angeles Area Conference & Exhibition, an event in which thousands of VE students gathered at the Pasadena Convention Center to trade, network, compete, and showcase the businesses and skills they’ve been developing in VE all year long.

Watch the video clip here: “Estudiantes compiten por mejor plan de negocios”

2019 National Business Plan Competition Finalists

The following teams have qualified for the 2019 National Business Plan Competition, taking place during the 2019 Youth Business Summit on April 15, 2019 at Microsoft Technology Center.

This event is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students. It challenges VE students from across the country to demonstrate their global business expertise through written business plans and oral presentations.

In order to qualify for this event, these teams have demonstrated the best-written plans and oral presentations at their respective local, state, and regional competitions.

FirmSchoolCity, StateRegion
VEKOEdward R. Murrow High SchoolBrooklyn, NYNew York Metro
LuxDesignsFrancis Lewis High SchoolQueens, NYNew York Metro
FLY NYHigh School of Fashion IndustriesNew York, NYNew York Metro
BlutivityYonkers Middle High SchoolYonkers, NYNew York Metro
Deja BrewMorris Knolls High SchoolRockaway, NJNew York Metro
Bloom TechnologiesGermantown Friends SchoolPhiladelphia, PANew York Metro
TBDLong Island
TBDLong Island
TBDLong Island
TBDLong Island
TBDLong Island
That's the Last StrawSweet Home High SchoolBuffalo, NYNortheast
UnwindCrystal Lake SouthCrystal Lake, ILGreat Lakes
Area304Geneva CUSD #304Geneva, ILGreat Lakes
CampUSCary-Grove High SchoolCary, ILGreat Lakes
AdastraStoney Creek High SchoolRochester, MIGreat Lakes
Brew CrewCareerline Technical CenterHolland, MIGreat Lakes
Sunny SnacksCooper City High SchoolCooper City, FLSouth
AmplitideV.R. Eaton High SchoolHaslet, TXSouth
VIVID+Parkway West High SchoolChesterfield, MOSouth
Adrenaline RushSouth Granville High SchoolCreedmoor, NCSouth
ClarityGreer High SchoolGreer, SCSouth
Global WarmingBearden High SchoolKnoxville, TNSouth
Luxury Resort ManagementEast Hamilton High SchoolOoltewah, TNSouth
Current ThreadsBakersfield High SchoolBakersfield, CAWest
Safe N' SoundMurrieta Valley High SchoolMurrieta, CAWest
Ancora SafetyCentennial High SchoolBakersfield, CAWest
Phoenix WoodStockdale High SchoolBakersfield, CAWest
NurtureMurrieta Valley High SchoolMurrieta, CAWest
iKOMOSouth Pasadena High SchoolSouth Pasadena, CAWest
InVEstSan Juan Hills High SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, CAWest
TBDTBD

These Five VE Students from North Carolina Earned The Opportunity to Participate in the 2019 Youth Business Summit Thanks to Their Hard Work and Support from HSBC

Hertford County Public Schools CTE Director Katrina Futrell (left) joins with C.S. Brown STEM School Business teacher Daphne Lee and two of her students as they react to an announcement made by North Carolina VE Director Mark Jones regarding an all-expenses paid trip earned by the local Virtual Enterprises class to a national competition slated for April in New York City. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant, The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.

Congratulations to Torryan, Trenton, Keyshawn, Cameron, and Brianna from C.S. Brown STEM High School in Winton, North Carolina, who will participate in the 2019 Youth Business Summit thanks to their hard work and support from HSBC.

In an article for the The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Cal Bryant covered the story:

“CS Brown STEM Principal Bobbie Jones was thrilled to learn of the news.

‘This is what education is all about; exposing our children to everything that they need in order to be successful in life. This is an amazing accomplishment for our VE program. I’m very proud of all of you and your instructor, Ms. Lee,’ he remarked.”

C.S. Brown’s VE facilitator Daphne Lee added what she enjoys most about the VE program:

“‘What I really enjoy the most about this VE program is tracking how my students start and then how they reach the finish line. I love watching their ideas develop, and since this is a year-long class, I get the opportunity to watch them grow and develop,’ Lee concluded.”

Read the full story: “VE Victory!

2019 Long Island Conference & Exhibition Recap

Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition
January 9, 2019
LIU Post
Long Island, NY


Key Stats

  • 2,100 total attendees
  • 1,950 participating students
  • 73 schools
  • 102 firms
  • 9 competitions

Photos

See more photos here.

Competition Results

Congratulations to the following teams for advancing to the final round of the Long Island Business Plan Competition!

A Lil Twist, Carle Place High School, Carle Place, NY
AstroDough, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Comforting Canines, Hewlett High School, Hewlett, NY
Infinity Bars, Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY
Leisure in the Triangle, The Berkeley Institute, Pembroke, Bermuda
NAPR, Hewlett High School, Hewlett, NY
Nova, Patchogue-Medford High School, Medford, NY
Poppy, Huntington High School, Huntington, NY
Rapid Brew, Centereach High School, Centereach, NY
Stirvana, Valley Stream North High School, Franklin Square, NY
Sway, Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach, NY

Results for top teams in Company Branding, Company Newsletter, E-Commerce Website, Employee Handbook, Sales Materials, Video Commercial, Booth Design, Impact Marketing can be found at the Competitions Results page.

View Competition Results

Participating Firms

1 Click Tickets, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY
A Lil Twist, Carle Place High School, Carle Place, NY
ABODE, Huntington High School, Huntington, NY
Altitude Extreme Sports, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY
Amplify Audio, Miller Place High School, Miller Place, NY
Apollo Corp, Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY
Arbo, Sachem East High School, Farmingville, NY
AstroDough, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Authentic Sports Apparel, Schechter School of Long Island, Williston Park, NY
BEE…at ease, Bridgehampton UFSD, Bridgehampton, NY
Blended, Great Neck S High School, Great Neck, NY
Brama Chocolates, Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY
Caffeine Dreamin’, Lindenhurst High School, Lindenhurst, NY
Center Salvage, Center Moriches High School, Center Moriches, NY
ClearTech, Sachem North High School, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Coffee Cubed, Wantagh High School, Wantagh, NY
Comforting Canines, Hewlett High School, Merrick, NY
Day Away, William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, NY
DefenseLine, Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY
Delta Dorms, Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
Doughnut Dynasty, Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY
DronEats, Southold High School, Southold, NY
East Hampton Eco-packs, East Hampton High School, East Hampton, NY
Empire Crates, Bellport High School, Brookhaven, NY
Empire State Pizza, Rocky Point High School, Rocky Point, NY
Entertainment Express, Islip High School, Islip, NY
EVOLVE, Ralph McKee High School, Staten Island, NY
ExTravelganza Inc., Academy for Scholarship & Enterprise, Bronx, NY
Face it!, Floral Park Memorial High School, Floral Park, NY
Fit Pet, Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook, NY
Flex Fit, Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, NY
Forever Fit By Floyd, William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, NY
FreshFuel, East Islip High School, Islip Terrace, NY
FUTURE, Freeport High School, Freeport, NY
G Flash Music Production, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY
Genesis, Patchogue-Medford High School, Medford, NY
Genuine Greens, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Glow Games, Mattituck High School, Mattituck, NY
Grab’n’Go, John Adams High School, Ozone Park, NY
HeartYEETZ, Cold Spring Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
High Flyers Inc, Connetquot High School, Bohemia, NY
HomePros, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, NY
HOPE, Academy of Finance & Enterprise, Long Island City, NY
Horizon Entertainment, Sachem North High School, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Imagination, Inc., The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, New York, NY
Infinity Bars, Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY
In-Site Media, John Jay High School, Hopewell JCT, NY
Leisure in the Triangle, The Berkeley Institute, Pembroke, NY
LuxDesigns, Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
MatchWear, Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
Mini Sports, Long Beach, Long Beach, NY
MiSport, Bethpage High School, Bethpage, NY
Moonlight Drive-In, Westbury High School, Old Westbury, NY
MovieMax, Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY
MUNCHKINGS, Clarke High School, Westbury, NY
NAPR, Hewlett High School, Hewlett, NY
Nova, Patchogue-Medford High School, Medford, NY
O2H, Long Beach High School-NIKE, lido beach, NY
Olympic Insurance, Flushing High School, Flushing, NY
One Charge, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, Great Neck, NY
OneSource Energy, Roy C. Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls, NY
Onward, Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY
Out of the box Adventures, Sachem East High School, Farmingville, NY
Outlast Outerwear, Carle Place High School, Carle Place, NY
Pink Sand Travel Packs, CedarBridge Academy, Devonshire, NY
Plenty Package, Carey High School, Franklin Square, NY
Poppy, Huntington High School, Huntington, NY
Port Clothing, Northport High School, Northport, NY
Portside Sweets, Bellport High School, Brookhaven, NY
Pro-Tech(t), Oyster Bay High School, Oyster Bay, NY
Rapid Brew, Centereach High School, Centereach, NY
Retro Classic, Westbury High School, Old Westbury, NY
Snap Shack, Miller Place High School, Miller Place, NY
Sol Energy, Mount Sinai High School, Mount Sinai, NY
STEALTH, Bethpage High School, Bethpage, NY
Stirvana, Valley Stream North High School, Franklin Square, NY
SuppLI, Baldwin High School, Baldwin, NY
Sway, Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach, NY
Sweet Obsession, Elmont High School, Elmont, NY
T. Merchants, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, New Hyde Park, NY
Tailgate4You, Commack High School, Commack, NY
TechTastic, Massapequa High School, Massapequa, NY
The Party Project, Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY
The Whole Package, Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY
Tic Toc Tutor, East Meadow High School, East Meadow, NY
Tornado Fit, Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, NY
Tota Vita, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
TRUBLU Technologies, Smithtown High School West, Smithtown, NY
TruView VR, Mepham High School, N. Bellmore, NY
Twist UR World, Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY
Utter Goodness, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Variety Tech Inc., Academy for Scholarship & Enterprise, Bronx, NY
Vavel Eventures, Plainedge High School, Massapequa, NY
Viper Excursions Inc, Connetquot High School, Bohemia, NY
Visualize, Smithtown High School East, St. James, NY
Wave Works, Babylon High School, Babylon, NY
Whats in the Box?, Centereach High School, Centereach, NY
White Rhino Tech, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, Great Neck, NY
Worldwide Entertainment Corporation, Islip High School, Islip, NY
WorldWide Water, Longwood High School, Middle Island, NY
Your Name Here, Fort Hamilton High School, Brooklyn, NY

Social Media Contest Winners

Poppy, Huntington High School, Huntington, NY

Sweet Obsession, Elmont High School, Elmont, NY

Leisure in the Triangle, The Berkeley Institute, Pembroke, NY

 

In the News

23 ABC News: “Virtual Enterprise Competition Happening in Bakersfield”

On January 16, 2019, 23 ABC News covered the 2019 California State Conference and Exhibition at the Rabobank Convention Center. More than 1,400 VE students in the California area had the opportunity to demonstrate their global expertise through trading, networking, and competitions.

Watch the clip: “Virtual Enterprise Competition Happening in Bakersfield”

The Royal Gazette: “Virtual success for CedarBridge, Berkeley”

On January 24, 2019, The Royal Gazette, Bermuda’s only daily newspaper, featured VE students from CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute and their experience participating in the 2019 Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition. Students from CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute traveled from Bermuda to take part in the event which brought together 2,000 student participants from 80 schools for a day of trading, networking, and competitions.

LaToya Francis, the instructor of CedarBridge’s virtual enterprise class, said the experience was “awesome” for her pupils.

She added: “They really enjoyed themselves. It took them out of their comfort zone. It challenged them. It showed them a brighter and bigger picture of the real world.”

Read the full article: “Virtual success for CedarBridge, Berkeley”

KMTV 3 News Now: “Bellevue East high school students create business plan for the future”

On January 8, 2019, local CBS affiliate KMTV 3 News Now featured Bellevue East High School’s VE program No Coast Soap, interviewing the students and facilitator running the program. Bellevue East High School started their VE program at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year and are running the first VE program in Nebraska.

“For the first time this school year, students can take a business course where real-life work, will get them an A.”

Watch the clip and read the article: “Bellevue East high school students create business plan for the future”

2017-18 Annual Report: VE Prepared 13,000 Students from 400 Schools for Fulfilling, Financially Secure Futures

From its start in 1996, VE has focused on the future—the future of our students, our workforce, our business partners, and our communities—and 2017-18 was no exception. In its 21st year of operation, VE programs brought practical career experience to 13,000 middle and high school students from 400 schools across the United States.

Our students launched and operated businesses, engaged in trade with other student-run enterprises across the globe and demonstrated their skills and knowledge at conferences, exhibitions, and competitions. Along the way, they gained confidence in their abilities and saw new possibilities for their futures.

While the number of schools and students we serve rises each year, our mission remains constant—to transform students’ lives through authentic business experiences that prepare them for fulfilling, financially secure futures.

Go to 2017-18 Annual Report

WROC-TV (CBS): Video of the 2018 Northeast Conference & Exhibition Hosted at the University of Rochester

Video Source: rochesterfirst.com

Knox News: “Local high school students build business, collect 1,400 pairs of socks for homeless”

On December 6, 2018, VE firm Global Warming from Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, recently featured by 23 ABC News for collecting and donating socks to homeless shelters, was profiled by Knox News on the strength of the company’s first place finish in the Tennessee State Business Plan Competition at the 2018 Southern Regional Conference and Exhibition, marking Bearden’s sixth state championship in eight years.

“’This class has definitely been my favorite at Bearden,’ [chief marketing officer Matt Carr] said. ‘It prepares you better than any other class. It teaches you how to be in the workplace.'”

Read the full story: “Local high school students build business, collect 1,400 pairs of socks for homeless