2018 Long Island Conference and Exhibition Recap

January 8-9, 2018
Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, New York

Key Stats

  • 63 schools
  • 87 firms
  • 10 competitions, including Business Plan

Competition Results

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

View Competition Results

 

Social Media Contest Winners

A Lil Twist, Carle Place High School, NY

Some snapshots of students selling at the Long Island Conference & Exhibition.

 

crumbConnect, Jericho HS, NY

Some team photos that are anything but cookie-cutter.

 

SuppLI, Baldwin High School, NY

A booth that is truly out-of-the-box.

 

2017-18 Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalists

EVOTech, Patchogue-Medford High School

Flash Task, John F. Kennedy High School

Fresh Direct, Islip High School

It’s Fudge, Syosset High School

PACK’D, Herricks High School

Ponix, Inc, Syosset High School

Poseiden Pure, Calhoun High School

Sockit, Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School

SPFy, West Hampton Beach High School

Trubambu, West Hampton Beach High School

TruView VR, Mepham High School

 

News Coverage

“High schoolers submit winning business plans”

“Teens in West Hempstead take ownership”

Fox 5: 2018 Long Island Conference and Exhibition

Verizon FiOS1 News: 2018 Long Island Conference and Exhibition

 

Thank You to Our Supporters

On behalf of the VEI, we would like to say a big thank you to the individuals who helped with the judging of the business plan competitions and all the live competitions the day of the conference and exhibition. The success of the conference would not have happened without their help.

Thank you to Farmingdale State College for hosting the event.

2017 Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show Recap

On March 26-27, 2017, a total of 60 schools came together to participate in the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show in Oakland, California.

Key Stats

  • 1200 total attendees
  • 60 schools
  • 79 firms
  • 1112 students
  • 98 volunteers
  • 8 Trade Show competitions

Special thanks to: Napa Valley College, California Community Colleges Doing What Matters for Small Business – North Bay, East Bay, Mid-Peninsula and Silicon Valley Regions.

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Company Branding, Elevator Pitch, Financial Statements Challenge, Human Resources Scenarios, Marketing Plan, Sustainable Revenue Business Plan, Video Commercial, and WOW Factor can be found at the Competitions Results page.

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Trade Show Recap

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On Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 10 schools participated in the Mid-Atlantic Trade Show at the Advanced Technology Center, Tidewater Community College.

Key Stats

  • 220 total attendees
  • 10 Schools
  • 13 Firms
  • 190 Students

Special thanks to the following volunteers: Daniel Girouard, Daniel Baxter, Kelly Krause, Amy Courtright, Sandra Raker, Anne Rowe, Victoria Carper, Lisa Hite, Rick Platt, Theresa Dougherty

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Best Trade Show Exhibit, Business Plan Defense, Company Apparel, Company Business Card Design, Employee’s Choice for Best Booth, Human Resources Newsletter, Impact Marketing, Marketing Case Study, Print Ad, Salesmanship, Video Commercial, and Website Design can be found at the Competitions Results page.

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2017 California Business Plan Competition Recap

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, California held their State Business Plan Competition Finals. Eighty-one companies participated in the first two preliminary rounds during mid-December 2016. Forty-two companies participated in the third round on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and sixteen companies participated in the fourth round on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Congratulations to the following six firms, they will be will be representing California at the Youth Business Summit.

1st Place: Bumble from Bakersfield High School
2nd Place: Mango Kinetics from Murrieta Valley High School
3rd Place: Pinya Linya from Murrieta Valley High School
4th Place: The Pyramid from Centennial High School
5th Place: Off the Grid from Fountain Valley High School
6th Place: Spokes from James Logan High School

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2017 Florida Business Plan Competition Recap

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On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the second annual Florida Business Plan Competition was held at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and drew more than 100 people interested in transforming students into business professionals.

  1. Congratulations to veBuy from Cooper City High School, they will be will be representing Florida at the Youth Business Summit.
  2. Second Place: Eunoia from Thomas Jefferson High School
  3. Third Place: Solely Rubber from J. P. Taravella High School
  4. Fourth Place: fuzeO from Lyman High School

Special thanks to:

Our keynote speaker, Neal Asbury, Chief Executive of The Legacy Companies. He gave a very inspiring talk taking experiences from his own life and explaining how he was able to find his passion in business after an unsuccessful attempt at studying to be a concert pianist.

Our panel of six judges included: Cesar Gonzalez, former VE student from California, VP of Corporate Development, Marlin Gold Mining, Ltd; Stephen Goldstein, Retired President, Studley Real Estate; Richard Heiss, President of Gemcor; Neuman Pollack, former Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School at Nova and retired professor from FAU; Carmine Giordano, Adjunct Professor, Palm Beach State College; and Iris Blanc, Executive Director, VEI.

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2017 California Trade Show Recap

On January 18th and 19th, a total of 52 schools participated in the California Trade Show in Bakersfield, California.

Key Stats

  • 1,650 total attendees
  • 52 Schools
  • 75 Firms
  • 1,400 Students
  • 250 Volunteers
  • 19 Trade show competitions

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Best Novice Booth, Best Novice Salesmanship, Company Business Card, Company Catalog, Company Sales Presentation, Employee Newsletter, Human Resources Manual, Human Resources Scenario Presentation, Impact Marketing Awards, Job Interview, Marketing Plan Presentation, Most Creative Booth, Most Professional Booth, The Perfect Business Pitch, Video Commercial, Web Site Design can be found at the Competitions Results page.

View Competition Results

2017 North Carolina Trade Show Recap

 

On March 17th, 200 VE students came together to participate in the North Carolina Trade Show at Granville Central High School in Stem, NC

Key Stats

  • 400 total attendees
  • 6 Schools
  • 11 Firms
  • 200 Students
  • 10 Volunteers
  • 2 Trade show competitions

Special thanks to: Dr. Dorwin Howard, Granville County Schools Superintendent; Dr. Michael Myrick, Granville County Schools Asst. Superintendent; Dr. Stan Winborne, Granville County Schools CTE Director; Dr Beth Day Granville County Schools, Finance Director

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Best Booth and Best Salesmanship can be found at the Competitions Results page.

View Competition Results

 

2017 Long Island Business Plan Competition Finals

The Long Island VE firms that will move on to the National Business Plan Competition in New York City on April 3rd at Microsoft Technology Center are:

  • Flip Chip, Syosset High School
  • Poseidon Pure, Sanford H. Calhoun High School
  • ROC Security, G.W. Hewlett High School
  • Zenith, Westhampton Beach High School

Congratulations to these firms and all the firms who represented VE and Long Island so professionally. Thank you to American Portfolios Financial Services for hosting!

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2017 Los Angeles Trade Show Recap

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On Monday, February 13, 2017, 72 VE firms and 1,200 attendees participated in the Los Angeles Area Trade Show.

Key Stats

  • 1200 total attendees
  • 59 Schools
  • 72 Firms
  • 1,050 Students
  • 45 Volunteers

Special thanks to:

Volunteers: OpenX, SCORE, Spin PR, PwC, Monclair Chamber of Commerce, LIU, University of the West,  Brandman University, Wessco, Better Group US, South Pasadena High School Leadership, Cash Crunch Games,

Sponsors:  Doing What Matters Most for Business, Inland Empire Region & the Boone Family

Special Guest Speakers: Ash Sobhe, CEO of R6S and Rodney J. Walker, author of “A New Day One.”

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Best Booth, Best Salesmanship, Brochure, Company Catalog, Elevator Pitch, Employee Newsletter, Financial Statements, Human Resource Manual, Impact Marketing, Marketing Plan, Video Commercial, Website Design can be found at the Competitions Results page.

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2016 Northeast Trade Show Recap

On December 9, 2016, nine firms gathered for the 2016 Northeast Trade Show.

Key Stats

  • 212 total attendees
  • 7 schools
  • 9 firms
  • 8 competitions

Competitions

Results for top teams in the Best Booth, Business Plan Competition, Company Newsletter, Human Resources Employee Manual, Most Sales, Salesmanship, Trade Fair Flyer, Video Commercial can be found at the Competitions Results page.

View Competition Results