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Cary-Grove students to compete in virtual business contest – Chicago Daily Herald

A group of Cary-Grove High School students learning real-world business skills through a virtual entrepreneurship class will compete in a national competition this spring. Source: Cary-Grove students to compete in virtual business contest

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Students gather in Bakersfield for Virtual Enterprise Trade Show and Business Plan Competition – 23ABC News

On Wednesday, January 16, 2017, about 1,500 students representing more than one hundred schools from around California will be in Bakersfield competing for a variety of honors during the Bakersfield Virtual Enterprise Trade Show and State Business Plan Competition. Source: … Continue reading

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Farmingdale State College Hosts H.S. Students’ Business Plan Competition – Farmingdale, NY Patch

More than 1,300 Long Island high school students, representing more than 70 schools, will showcase their “virtual businesses” at the 6th Annual Long Island Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition and Trade Show being held at Farmingdale State College, Friday, January … Continue reading

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Virtual Enterprise students attend Midwest Trade Fair in Tennessee – Courier Times

Twenty-two Person High School Virtual Enterprise students traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Nov. 19 for the Midwest Trade Fair.Tara Hubbard instructs Virtual Enterprise students on the skills and resources necessary to prepare them for business opportunities. Source: Virtual Enterprise … Continue reading

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Virtual Enterprise Students SWEEP State Business Plan Competition! – Granville County Public Schools

Source: Virtual Enterprise Students SWEEP State Business Plan Competition! – Granville County Public Schools

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Students Share Business Sense With Elementary School Class – Westhampton Patch

High school students have created a virtual reality business, the Westhampton Beach school district reported. Source: Students Share Business Sense With Elementary School Class

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Student Trade Show Competition Held in San Diego – MiraCosta College News

Over 700 ambitious students flocked to compete in California’s first ever, live Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) regional Trade Show competition. The event, sponsored by California Community Colleges – Doing What Matters Small Business (DSN) and HSBC, brought over 39 virtual … Continue reading

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Virtual Enterprises International Room reopening at Academy of Finance and Enterprise, Queens | United Federation of Teachers

Students at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City, Queens, have something in common with Google: a computer lab with no walls. Source: Virtual Enterprises International Room reopening at Academy of Finance and Enterprise, Queens | United … Continue reading

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Business and Career Training in NYC Middle Schools – Education Update

Have you ever heard of a seventh grade student starting a business? It all started in the early 1990s when NYC superintendents looked to best practices at European high schools to see how school systems prepare students for the business … Continue reading

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New ‘Virtual’ Business Programme At Berkeley – Bernews.com : Bernews.com

The Berkeley Institute has implemented a Virtual Enterprise International [VEI] programme in their business department, using the experiential learning technique to introduce students to the world of business across a multi-disciplinary agenda.Students in the VEI class actually develop a business with all … Continue reading

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Taking a bite out of success on Instagram | Herald Community Newspapers | liherald.com

“I think the virtual enterprise program is one of the most valuable things I got out of high school,” Fisher said. Source: Taking a bite out of success on Instagram | Herald Community Newspapers | liherald.com

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LHS welcomes students back to school | Local | hanfordsentinel.com

Alma is taking advantage of the school’s business classes and is enrolled in Virtual Enterprises, a class that simulates a business environment and assigns students different roles in a business like a financial officer or a CEO. Source: LHS welcomes … Continue reading

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The business class where high school students are running the company | PBS NewsHour

A 20-year-old entrepreneur credits a high school business class with giving him the skills and drive to start his own company. Source: The business class where high school students are running the company | PBS NewsHour

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This 13-year-old CEO is ready to be your boss – Yahoo Finance

A non-profit called Virtual Enterprises is helping middle schoolers prepare for the business world. Source: This 13-year-old CEO is ready to be your boss – Yahoo Finance

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Students Learn About Business by Running One – Black Enterprise

Virtual Enterprises International brings students and business together. Learn what students across the country are discovering about entrepreneurship. Source: Students Learn About Business by Running One

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Teaching Entrepreneurship To The Next Generation Of Business Leaders – Forbes

Over 3000 international students showed up at the 2016 Virtual Enterprises International Summit in New York City on April 19. Students, in radiant and colorful attire representing 175 simulated companies, turned the hall at the 69th Regiment Armory into a robust … Continue reading

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Taravella Seniors Take on New York for Youth Business Summit – Tamarac Talk

Students from JP Taravella travelled to New York to participate in a three-day event event which allowed them to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and diverse talents in entrepreneurship, communications, computer technology, and global business management. Source: Taravella Seniors Take on … Continue reading

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Greer students lead world-class virtual business – GreenvilleOnline

Teens take care of business against world-class competition Source: Greer students lead world-class virtual business

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Westhampton Beach High School Teams Earn Top Honors In National Business Competition – Westhampton Beach – 27east

Three teams of Westhampton Beach High School students took home honors at a national business competition earlier this month, with Source: Westhampton Beach High School Teams Earn Top Honors In National Business Competition – Westhampton Beach – 27east

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American Portfolios Financial Services CEO Lon T. Dolber to Be Honored at Virtual Enterprises International 20th Annual Gala

HOLBROOK, NY–(Marketwired – April 15, 2016) – Lon T. Dolber, CEO, CIO and president of American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS), a privately-held, independent broker/dealer that serves financial advisors across the country, will be honored at Virtual Enterprises International’s (VEI) … Continue reading

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Education Buzz for Sunday, March 13 | Fresno Bee

Two thousand backpacks will be provided to Fresno County students experiencing homelessness, according to the Fresno County Office of Education. Source: Education Buzz for Sunday, March 13 | Fresno Bee

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Digital Risk Invests In The Entrepreneurs Of Tomorrow! – Yahoo Finance

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Risk, LLC, one of the largest independent providers of mortgage-related services committed to bringing safe mortgages to the future, is excited to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow! On August 9, Digital Risk … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Imaginary Companies Teach U.S. Students How To Run A Business – Forbes

When Mahmoud Khedr was a senior at Manhattan Business Academy, a public high school nestled between city blocks in southern Manhattan, other students started going to him for advice. They wanted to know what to wear to interviews, how to … Continue reading

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In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits – The New York Times

Training at pretend companies is being used to fight long-term unemployment, one of the most pressing problems to emerge from Europe’s long economic crisis. Source: In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits – The New York Times

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Why is the New York Life Foundation Investing in Young Entrepreneurs? – Inside Philanthropy

The latest news of big foundation funding to create tomorrow’s workforce comes from Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), which is starting a VE Junior Ventures Career Academy for middle schoolers to immerse them in hands-on entrepreneurial and work-based learning experiences. The … Continue reading

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VEI Receives $1 Million Grant From New York Life Foundation | News | PND

Virtual Enterprises International has announced a four-year, $1 million grant from the New York Life Foundation for a pilot program that aims to train tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs. Source: VEI Receives $1 Million Grant From New York Life Foundation | … Continue reading

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Education World: Grant Funds Middle School Entrepreneurship and Business Program

Virtual Enterprises International, a non-profit aiming to create young entrepreneurs and professionals through in-class learning programs, is providing a new learning opportunity for middle school students interested in entrepreneurship and business with its VE Junior Ventures Career Academy. Source: Education … Continue reading

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Supporting The Entrepreneurs Of Tomorrow: Introducing Our New Partnership With Virtual Enterprises International | MatchCraft | Premier Digital Marketing Platform

Here at MatchCraft, our entire team is focused on a single objective: helping today’s small businesses grow. And now we’re excited to be extending that mission to the small businesses of tomorrow. This week marks the start of a year-long … Continue reading

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High School Entrepreneurs Go High-Tech at LIU Post – Long Island University

More than 600 Long Island and New York City high school students convened at LIU Post yesterday for the Virtual Enterprises International Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference to meet, network with, and learn from high-impact business leaders. Source: High School … Continue reading

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JP MORGAN CHASE GRANT TO VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES SKILLED HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS TO

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — JP Morgan Chase today announced a$100,000 grant to Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) to fund paid summer internships for 40 high school juniors and seniors enrolled in VEI programs across New York City.   Many … Continue reading

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HSBC Supports VEI with $250,000 Grant – Virtual Enterprises International

HSBC Bank (“HSBC”) awarded the second half of a two-year, $250,000 grant to Virtual Enterprises International (VEI). Continue reading → Source: HSBC Supports VEI with $250,000 Grant – Virtual Enterprises International

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HS Students Awarded Top Honor For Their National Business Plan

The New York Life Foundation announced that students from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York were the winning team for this year’s National Business Plan Competition held by Virtual Enterprises International (VEI). Source: HS Students Awarded Top Honor … Continue reading

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Learning to Run a Business by Running a Business – WNYC

Last month, 2,500 people from across the nation and nine countries, including Bulgaria and Indonesia, gathered for a trade show at the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan’s East Side. Working for companies that ranged from software development to tattoo studios, … Continue reading

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Here’s the pitch | United Federation of Teachers

Would-be entrepreneurs need to pitch detailed business plans to funders and investors. Learning to do that is part of schooling, too, as the annual Virtual Enterprise International’s Youth Business Summit competition attested. In round one, held at union headquarters on … Continue reading

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$1,000,000 to Support Virtual Enterprises International

The New York Life Foundation announced a four-year, $1,000,000 grant to Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), a program which transforms classrooms into offices and students into business executives. Source: $1,000,000 to Support Virtual Enterprises International

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High School Gives Students Work Experience | NBC New York

NYC high school program prepares students for the real world. Source: High School Gives Students Work Experience | NBC New York

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Get `Em While They’re Young – Bloomberg

Forget college. Business is starting its talent hunt one step earlier: high school Source: Get `Em While They’re Young – Bloomberg

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