Introducing the 2019 VE Social Venture Challenge Sponsored By BNP Paribas

The 2019 VE Social Venture Challenge is a business pitch competition designed to inspire VE students to propose solutions to pressing social and environmental issues. This year’s competition prizes will be supported by BNP Paribas, whose mission supports igniting social … Continue reading

2018 National Elevator Pitch Competition Now Open

Elevator Pitch Submissions Period: 9/17/18 – 10/3/18 Elevator Pitch Judging Period: 10/4/18 – 10/18/18 Results Announced: Week of 10/29/18 The 2018 National Elevator Pitch Competition is now open! This is a video submission competition that challenges VE students to make … Continue reading

VE-JV Middle School Students Pitch Business Ideas at Cal Poly Innovation Lab

During the week of July 16, 2018, 10 VE-JV middle school students from San Fernando Institute of Applied Media (SFIAM) put their STEM skills to the test at the Cal Poly Pomona Student Innovation Idea Lab (iLab). The students learned … Continue reading

VE Facilitators Prepare for the Future of Work at the 2018 National Teachers Conference

During the week of July 9, 2018, more than 160 new and veteran facilitators from all over the U.S. came together at LIU Post for the annual National Teachers Conference, the biggest VE professional development event of the year. 2018 … Continue reading

Getting Smart: “Preparing Students for Career Success”

Many students don’t feel prepared for the working world. Those who do feel prepared for work may be less prepared than they realize, or they may be prepared for work that no longer exists. Here are some ways to address … Continue reading

Top 6 2018 National Business Plan Competition Presentations

The National Business Plan Competition (NBPC) showcases some of the best and brightest student leaders and budding entrepreneurs in the country. 28 VE companies from around the country made it to the 2018 National Business Plan Competition after demonstrating strong written … Continue reading

May Social Media Highlights

Students are developing and applying their career readiness competencies through their daily work experience in the classroom, professional development activities, leadership events, major VE program components such as creating annual reports and practicing employee recognition. As school and the VE … Continue reading

LI Herald: “Memorial to offer virtual enterprise course”

Starting in Fall 2018, Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School will be joining the VE family as they begin offering VE-JV beginning in 7th grade. Valley Stream Memorial JHS’s 8th graders will join the program in 2019. In addition to … Continue reading

Illinois VE Students Share End-of-Year Reflections

On May 21, 2018, six VE firms from Neuqua Valley High School welcomed VEI President Nick Chapman to their VE closing ceremony, where they shared year-end reflections, discussed important program takeaways, and shared student portfolios and company annual reports. Jump … Continue reading

American Public Media’s Marketplace: “How to learn the business of business as a high schooler”

Marketplace’s Shaheen Ainpour attended the 2018 Youth Business Summit and interviewed VE students from TropiCoffee of Cooper City High School in Cooper City, Florida and Chameleon of Spring Hill High School in Chapin, South Carolina. The program is an effort … Continue reading