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2018 San Diego Conference & Exhibition Recap

November 30, 2018 Paradise Point Resort San Diego, California Key Stats Photos Competition Results Participating Firms Social Media Contest Winners Key Stats 1,350 total attendees 1,010 participating students 39 schools 48 firms 55 volunteers 11 competitions Photos View the full … Continue reading

23 ABC News: “Stockdale students create virtual business that recycles dead wood from California fires”

Phoenix Wood, a VE business in Stockdale, California, was featured on ABC News on December 14, 2018, for its innovative business idea of using dead or diseased wood to make products such as water bottles, skateboards, and glasses frames. “The … Continue reading

VE Students from James Logan High School Connect with Business Leaders at QuickBooks Connect San Jose

On November 6, 2018, students from James Logan High School’s VE class attended Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect event at the San Jose Convention Center, gaining an incredible real-life experience and inside look at what their lives could look like in the future … 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

South Pasadenan: “$10,000 Awarded | Oneonta Club Scholarships Ceremony”

VE student Kate Ba was one of three South Pasadena High School seniors who were awarded $10,000 scholarships from the Oneonta Club. The Philip V. Swan Oneonta Scholarship recognizes students who display a passion or commitment for something: “We are … Continue reading

Berkeley students discover world of business | The Royal Gazette : Bermuda Education

Bermuda’s Virtual Enterprises International programme has been taking Berkeley Institute students out of the classroom and into the world of business. And their efforts have led to scholarships overseas worth thousands of dollars. Source: Berkeley students discover world of business … Continue reading

Virtual business; real experience | Bakersfield Life | bakersfield.com

The CrossFit-affiliated workout facility and healthy meal provider’s sales topped off at $18,000 – well short of its monthly goal. After redirecting its focus on marketing, the Bakersfield-based business bounced back and made $80,000 in March. Source: Virtual business; real … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial high schoolers give their best business pitch in competition | California Economy, California Economic Summit

Event instills students with skills to start up small businesses Source: Entrepreneurial high schoolers give their best business pitch in competition | California Economy, California Economic Summit

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 … Continue reading