California “School violence inspires Centennial High students’ idea for virtual business”

In light of recent school shootings and other local incidents of violence, VE students from Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California were motivated to create their VE company Ancora Safety as a way to equip students to be prepared for the … Continue reading

23 ABC News: “Centennial High student’s take on real world problems through a virtual spin. Local students gain real life experience”

On November 28, 2018, students from Ancora Safety from Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California were featured by 23 ABC News for how their business brings awareness to safety issues globally. Watch the video clip and read the full story … Continue reading

South Pasadena High School: “Hundreds of Students Visit SPHS to Take Part in the Virtual Enterprise Leadership Conference”

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, nearly 470 students from 18 schools in California visited South Pasadena High School as part of the Virtual Enterprise Leadership Conference. As the kickoff to the Virtual Enterprise competition year, 30 teams of students met … Continue reading

2018 Bay Area Conference & Exhibition

March 17-18, 2018 Oakland Marriott City Center Oakland, CA Key Stats 1,000 total attendees 36 schools 59 firms 800 students 40 volunteers Participant Quotes “VE student employees from New York, Illinois, Oregon, California, and Germany competed and traded with an … Continue reading

Valley News: “MVHS Virtual Enterprise promotes business training for high school students”

Peter Thorwarth of Valley News covered Murrieta Valley High School’s VE firms, SoleMates and Clear Coast Eyewear. The article discusses the firms’ successes at the 2018 Youth Business Summit and the impact the VE program has had on the students. “I learned … Continue reading

23ABC News: “BHS virtual business plan team takes first place”

For the first time in VE history, California-based teams have taken home first-place in the National Business Plan Competition for three consecutive years — the two most recent wins accomplished by Bakersfield High School. 23ABC’s Alyssa Flores covered the achievement in … Continue reading

Bakersfield Now: “BHS Students return from NYC winners of international business competition”

Fox’s Eyewitness News segment covered a warm welcome home for the 2018 National Business Plan Competition winners, Anomalous, a VE firm “focused on fighting local food waste one juice at a time.” Read the article here: “BHS Students return from … Continue reading

Hoy Los Angeles: “Todo un mundo empresarial en el aula; la tecnología ayuda a estudiantes a abrir sus negocios”

  Selene Rivera of Hoy Los Angeles gave an inside scoop on the California-based VE dessert firm, Scoopalicious. Rivera highlights the real-world business skills VE students are learning in the classroom, and how there is a role for every student and every … Continue reading

Pasadena Now: “Students Learn the Tricks of Many ‘Virtual’ Trades at Virtual Enterprises International Conference in Pasadena”

Pasadena Now covered the 2018 Los Angeles Conference and Exhibition at the Pasadena Convention Center, which took place in February. There were 1,300 students in attendance, trading with fellow VE employees and firms and participating in numerous competitions. Nick Chapman commented … Continue reading

2018 Los Angeles Conference and Exhibition Recap

February 13, 2018 Pasadena Convention Center Los Angeles, California Key Stats 2,300 total attendees 49 schools 74 firms 1,300 students 70 volunteers Competition Results Results for the top teams at this event’s competitions can be found at the Competitions Results … Continue reading