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2017 National Company Branding Competition Now Open

Submissions Period: 10/16/2017 – 11/3/2017 Judging Period: 11/4/2017 – 11/26/2017 Results Announced: Week of 12/4/2017 The 2017 National Company Branding Competition is now open! Firms will demonstrate their company branding through the submission of a branding package that includes the … Continue reading

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Students Brandon Prenz (l.) and Entasa Chowdhury (r.) in class at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

NY Daily News: “Academy of Finance and Enterprise’s family atmosphere helps students achieve success”

A Unique Class to Prepare Students for the Real-World “One of the most unique classes the academy offers is the Virtual Enterprise program, which gives students the opportunity to run their own virtual company. Seniors Brandon Prenz and Entasa Chowdhury … Continue reading

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Brazilian Ministry of Education Officials Learn About VE as Part of U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program

Seven high-level officials from the Brazilian Ministry of Education visited VEI’s National Office as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The program brings officials to the U.S. to visit educational institutions and meet with their … Continue reading

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September 2017 Showcase: Teamwork makes the dream work

A main feature of the VE experience is “Assuming the Role” which means students interview for departments, such as Finance and Marketing, and roles, such as CEO, VP, and Associate. Below are some clips from VE’s social media world to … Continue reading

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VE Program Featured as a Noteworthy Practice in New Report from the U.S. Department of Education

A new U.S. Department of Education report from the National Center for Innovation in Career & Technical Education (CTE) outlines the opportunities, challenges, instructional approaches, and noteworthy practices of U.S.-based simulated work-based learning (WBL) programs. The report cites how VE serves … Continue reading

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Key Insights from 2016-17 Store Manager Data

VE’s Store Manager lets students and firms easily buy and sell products through e-commerce websites. This gives VE firms a chance to learn how to do business like a real-world business, which is what VE is all about. After logging … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Seat for the Ultimate Webinar on Business Writing Skills

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10 AM EST/7 AM PST VEI is excited to announce a free webinar in partnership with award-winning author and speaker Danny Rubin. Danny is an award-winning author on business communication skills and will show us simple … Continue reading

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2017 National Elevator Pitch Competition Now Open

Elevator Pitch Submissions Period: 9/18/2017 – 10/6/2017 Elevator Pitch Judging Period: 10/7/2017 – 10/22/2017 Results Announced: Week of 10/30/2017 The 2017 National Elevator Pitch Competition is now open! This is a video submission competition that challenges VE students to make … Continue reading

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Korean Educators Learn About the VE Approach to Career Readiness

A post shared by #veinternational (@veinternational) on Aug 25, 2017 at 11:00am PDT On August 25, 2017, the VEI National Office welcomed fifteen educators from Seoul, South Korea as part of the Empathy SEEDS Tour, a United States study tour … Continue reading

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Apply Now for the 2018 VE Venture Challenge

From Simulation to Startup The purpose of the VE Venture Challenge is to allow VE students to pitch their unique real business concept to a panel of leading entrepreneurs — who are titans in their industry — at VEI’s annual Gala on … Continue reading

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Partnership Case Study: VE California and Doing What Matters

Doing What Matters is program of California Community Colleges that aims to turn community colleges into essential catalysts for California’s economic recovery and job creation at the local, regional, and state levels. The program focuses on ten priority sectors, including … Continue reading

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“Taking care of business” | West Newsmagazine

  Last year, 48 high school students from two Parkway schools participated in a pilot experiential learning program that was a resounding success…Thanks to West High’s business teacher Emanuel Young, it came to Parkway South and West high schools during … Continue reading

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5 Essential Questions for Students Starting VE

When you attend your VE class, you’re walking into an office to become a young business professional. For students who are starting VE for the first time, the beginning of the school year marks the beginning of this transformation and … Continue reading

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VE Teachers Collaborate, Learn, and Network at 2017 National Teachers Conference

During the week of July 10th, 2017, over 130 teachers from across the U.S. gathered together at LIU Post to share advice, discuss the future of work, and learn the essentials of facilitating a VE class at the third annual National Teachers Conference. Continue reading

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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

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North’s Virtual Enterprise Students Earn Full College Scholarships

Three of Valley Stream North High School’s Virtual Enterprise students have received full tuition scholarships to LIU Post and will be attending this fall. Congratulations to seniors Dylan Baldessare, Danny Keane and Justin Romano for this outstanding accomplishment, which is … Continue reading

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Virtual Enterprise International Trade Shows – Small Business Sector

More than 1,200 students attended each event. The trade shows were held at the Pasadena and Oakland convention centers and set up to mimic the real thing with groups of students occupying booths and presenting their ideas and business plans … Continue reading

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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: BHS still buzzing over Bumble’s business prize | bakersfield.com

The Bakersfield High School team that took part in an international business competition in New York last week didn’t merely win a first-place prize, the students may also have brought Source: EDUCATION ROUNDUP: BHS still buzzing over Bumble’s business prize … Continue reading

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NYC VE Students Stand Behind Governor Cuomo Signing Historic $25.8 Billion Educational Investment

The new legislation boosts education aid by $1.1 billion, including a $700 million increase in Foundation Aid. Source: Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Investing Record $25.8 Billion in High-Quality Education Across New York | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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Virtual Enterprise students visit New York City | www.personcountylife.com | Courier Times

High School Virtual Enterprise students attended the Youth Business Summit in New York City on April 3 – 6, hosted by the National Virtual Enterprise office,Virtual Enterprise teacher Tara Hubbard said the summit “allowed 4,300 students from over 40 countries … Continue reading

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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

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Hewlett High’s virtual enterprise team finishes fifth | Herald Community Newspapers | liherald.com

ROC Security, a virtual enterprise firm run by Hewlett High School seniors that “sells” residential, online, commercial and personal security products took fifth place at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise International Youth Business Summit in Manhattan from April 3-5. Source: Hewlett … Continue reading

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Greer HS Virtual Enterprise Class gets top finish in the country, Hannon and Henderson win Gold in Salesmanship | GreerToday.com

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise Class finished in a top group of 28 in the Business Plan Competition at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit in New York City.Greer was among 400 schools from 16 states to compete … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2017 National Volunteer Week

From serving as competition judges, to providing marketing advice, to making connections to real-world professionals and opportunities, volunteers play hundreds of different roles in order to help transform VE students into business professionals. In honor of the 2017 National Volunteer … Continue reading

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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

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2017 Youth Business Summit Recap

Thank you to the 4,300 attendees who joined us for an amazing three days. Competition Results Find competition results for National Business Plan Competition, National Human Resources Competition, National Marketing Competition, Global Business Challenge, Booth Competition, Salesmanship Competition, Sales Materials … Continue reading

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Virtually Professional | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News

At first glance, the trade show last week at Pier 92 on the West Side looked just like any of the dozens of other conventions held in Manhattan each year. Thousands of conventioneers hailing from 10 countries navigated row upon … Continue reading

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From Simulation to Startup: VE Venture Challenge

The VE experience creates an entrepreneurial mindset and allows business thinking to flourish in the classroom. As a result, many students develop innovative ideas for real businesses during their time in VE. Through the new Venture Challenge, VE provides budding … Continue reading

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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

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Trade Show Recap

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2017 Florida Business Plan Competition Recap

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bakersfield High business students earn national title for their work | KERN-AM

A group of Bakersfield High School students has earned some major praise for its business planning chops during a national competition this week in New York City.Dubbed “Bumble,” Bakersfield High’s Virtual Enterprise team won the national competition for business planning … Continue reading

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Virtual Enterprise achieves sweeping success at final trade show competition of the year – Tiger Newspaper

Varsity and JV Virtual Business teams swept up thirteen accolades at a two-day trade show competition in Oakland California, marking the Virtual… Source: Virtual Enterprise achieves sweeping success at final trade show competition of the year

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Southold, Mattituck students hone business skills in virtual course | Suffolk Times

At just 17 years old, Michael Christman is the chief executive officer of Advanced Performance Athletics.In a company that sells computerized soccer balls and basketballs, as well as training clothing, all of the employees and administrators are near Mr. Christman’s … Continue reading

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Yahoo Finance – American Portfolios Financial Services Hosts 2017 Virtual Enterprises International Business Plan Competition

Source: American Portfolios Financial Services Hosts 2017 Virtual Enterprises International Business Plan Competition

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American Portfolios Financial Services Hosts 2017 Virtual Enterprises International Business Plan Competition

HOLBROOK, NY–(Marketwired – March 15, 2017) – American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS), a privately-held, independent broker/dealer that services financial advisors across the country, hosted the finals for the seventh annual Long Island Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) Business Plan Competition … Continue reading

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Winning Women Joins Together Students and Professionals at NBCUniversal

Winning Women is Virtual Enterprises’ first-ever Female Leadership Conference Series designed to support and prepare high-potential VE female students for future success. This conference which took place on March 3 was the second in a series hosted by NBCUniversal, and … Continue reading

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Westhampton Beach Business Students Soar To Nationals – Westhampton, NY Patch

These kids have bright futures in store! Source: Westhampton Beach Business Students Soar To Nationals – Westhampton, NY Patch

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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. … Continue reading

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Pathfinder : SPIRE students draw national attention

Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create … Continue reading

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2017 Los Angeles Trade Show Recap

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, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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2017 Long Island Trade Show Recap

On January 13 and January 17, 2017, a total of 72 firms gathered for the 2017 Long Island Trade Show. Congratulations to the students in the 72 LI VE firms that participated the Long Island Business Plan Competition and Trade … Continue reading

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2017 Great Lakes Trade Show Recap

On Friday, February 3, 2017, 59 VE firms, including 800 students and facilitators from Illinois and Michigan traveled Chicago, IL for the Annual Great Lakes Trade Show. Key Stats 805 total attendees (740 students) 38 schools 59 firms 45 volunteers 14 … Continue reading

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2017 Venture Challenge Semi-Finalists

The following nine teams have moved on to Round II of the 2017 VE Venture Challenge. Each team was evaluated as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from investors. These businesses excelled in the following criteria: viability, scalability (growth potential), team, innovation, … Continue reading

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2017 International Trade Month

Review the resources below to ensure your firm’s success during the inaugural International Trade Month. We’re adding best practices on an ongoing basis throughout the month of February. If you have an international trade best practice to share, email it … Continue reading

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Virtual enterprise firm earns awards | Herald Community Newspapers | liherald.com

ROC Security, a virtual enterprise firm that sells residential, online, commercial and personal security products, started by Hewlett High School seniors, collected five awards and many accolades at the Long Island Trade Show in Farmingdale on Jan. 17. Source: Virtual … Continue reading

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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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670 Students Attend 2016 Illinois Leadership Conference

On October 25, 2016, 33 Illinois VEI firms met at the Northern Illinois University-Naperville Campus to learn how to successfully run a VE firm. 670 VE employees had an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers Abhi Rajmane and Nic Zito … Continue reading

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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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2016 San Diego Trade Show Recap

On December 2, 2016, 750 attendees gathered together for the 2016 San Diego Trade Show. Key Stats 750 total attendees (700 students) 26 schools 39 firms 20 volunteers 6 competitions Competitions Results for top teams in Catalog or Menu, Creative … 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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2016 Illinois Business Plan Competition

On December 2, 2016, nineteen firms competed at the 2016 Illinois Business Plan Competition held at Northern Illinois University-DeKalb Campus. The competition consisted of firms submitting a written business plan for evaluation and an oral presentation to a panel of … 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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2016 Midwest Trade Show Recap

On November 21, 2016, 1,400 attendees gathered together for the 2016 Midwest Trade Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Key Stats 1,400 total attendees (1,325 students) 77 schools 119 firms 16 volunteers – Special thanks to Bruce Hayes, Director of TSBDC … Continue reading

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Watch Top 10% Pitches from 2016 National Elevator Pitch Competition

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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 York City CEO Summit Hosted by Deloitte

Written By: Abril Peña, NYC VE Fellow On October 14th, 2016, NYC VE Chief Executive Officers gathered at 30 Rock for the annual CEO Summit, hosted by Deloitte & Touche LLP. This event is designed to expose the CEOs of … 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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Watch Top 10% Pitches from the 2015 National Elevator Pitch Competition

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Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School in Los Angeles Launches VE-Junior Ventures Career Academy

Teri Jones, VEI Southern California Regional Director, and Eric Yu, VE-Junior Ventures Career Academy (VE-JV) Instructor, welcome students and special guests to the opening of a VE-JV Career Academy in Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School (Los Angeles, CA). The students start the … 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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2016 California Trade Show and Business Plan Competition Recap

On January 14-15, 2016, 1,500 of students representing 100 schools from around California attended the Rabobank Convention Center and Marriott Hotel for the Bakersfield Trade Show and State Business Plan Competition. During the Trade Show, students tested their salesmanship and … Continue reading

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Teachers Become the Students at 2016 National Teachers Conference

From July 11-14, 2016, more than 140 new and returning VE teachers gathered together at LIU Post for the second annual National Teachers Conference. These four days offered collaborative professional development, workshops, presentations, networking opportunities, a bus tour of New … 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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2016 Gala – Student Stories from VE’s Past, Present, and Future

On April 19, 2016, VEI celebrated its 20th anniversary at its fourth annual Gala, an event that drew 375 leaders from education and business who gathered to see and support the future of business. Several current and former VEI students … Continue reading

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Deloitte Celebrates Impact on VE Students

On June 10, 2016, Deloitte volunteers celebrated Impact Day in New York City by connecting with Brooklyn’s Sweet N Savory Catering and Avant-Garde Furnishings of Fort Hamilton High School and Tech-Nique (an Imagination, Inc company) from High School of Arts, … Continue reading

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2016 Great Lakes Trade Show Recap

On February 5th, 2016, over 450 students, staff, judges, and guests from Michigan and Illinois attended the second annual Great Lakes Trade Show at the Double Tree by Hilton in Holland, Michigan.  Student employees from 48 firms gathered to promote and … Continue reading

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70 Schools Attend the 12th Annual Bay Area Trade Show

The atmosphere was electric at the 12th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show, March 4-5, 2016 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California! The event attracted more than 1,300 VEI students, teachers, industry professionals, and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Students Pitch Plans for Bosch eBikes

On Tuesday May 24th, 2016, 40 Entrepreneurship students in teams of five participated in the first-ever New York City Global Enterprise Challenge hosted at Microsoft. Inspired by the Practice Enterprise Business Challenge held in Karlsruhe, Germany, students were given two hours to … Continue reading

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VE Executives Share Year-End Reflections

On Friday May 27th, 2016, executives from VE New York City firms came together at Mercy College to recap on the year’s progress for their firms. The day started with our first guest speaker, VE alumnus and recent Mercy College … Continue reading

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2016 Michigan School Visits

In May 2016, National Program Director Nick Chapman visited the following VE firms and schools in Michigan: The Block, Affinity One, and Sparks (Cousino HS), Synergy (Genesee Area Skill Center), Adventure Time and Arctic Apparel (Pinckney HS), Dexacorp (Lakeland HS), and … Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Suveer Seemangal

Suveer Seemangal Founder and CEO of BluBase Consulting Class of 2014 Queens Vocational and Technical High School New York, New York Can you briefly describe what you do in your current role? I am currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) … Continue reading

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Rising VE Seniors, Apply Now for the LIU Summer Honors Institute

This summer, rising high school seniors can pursue their passion and get a taste of college life at LIU Post’s residential campus in New York. The Summer Honors Institute at LIU will give students the chance to immerse themselves in … Continue reading

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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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2016 National Business Plan Competition – Top 6 Team Presentations

View the business plan presentations for the top 6 teams from the 2016 National Business Plan Competition. View a full recap of the event here. 1st Place AquaTerra Westhampton Beach HS, New York 2nd Place Brooklyn’s Sweet ‘N Savory Catering … Continue reading

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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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2016 National Business Plan Competition Recap

On April 17, 2016, some of the best and brightest student leaders and budding entrepreneurs in the country gathered together to compete for the top spot at the National Business Plan Competition, sponsored by HSBC. Teams representing 28 VE companies … Continue reading

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2016 National Human Resources Competition Recap

On April 17, 2016, the inaugural National Human Resources Competition (NHRC) provided an opportunity for teams of 1-2 HR employees from VE companies to deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their HR policies and practices as they relate to … Continue reading

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2016 Global Business Challenge Recap

On April 18, 2016, 300 students from 8 countries went from strangers to colleagues in one of the world’s most amazing events for business students. Students were tasked with reviewing a business case study about Sony’s Playstation 4. The teams … Continue reading

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2016 International Trade Show Recap

On April 19, 2016, more than 3,000 students, educators, business leaders, and industry professionals gathered together for the largest exhibition of practice businesses in the United States and the grand finale of the Youth Business Summit. Every industry from entertainment, to … Continue reading

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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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Featured Alumni: Tanner Force

Tanner Force Founder of Trinity River Consulting, LLC Class of 2014 Murrieta Valley High School Murrieta, California Can you briefly describe what you do in your current roles?  I currently work with two software development companies assisting with both creation … 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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Featured Alumni: Jaronie Samnang

Jaronie Samnang  Entrepreneur and Assistant Branch Manager at Hertz Class of 2010 Roosevelt High School Fresno, California  Can you briefly describe what you do in your current role? My full-time job is as an Assistant Branch Manager at Hertz. Here, I … Continue reading

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2016 National Business Plan Competition Finalists

The following 28 teams have qualified for the 2016 National Business Plan Competition, taking place on April 17 at LIU Brooklyn. This event is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students. It challenges … Continue reading

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Register Now for National Video Commercial and HR Competitions!

The 2016 National Video Commercial Competition, the year’s third National Online Competition, is taking place during March. For this competition, students will produce a 30 to 60 second video commercial that effectively promotes their VEI business, product(s), and/or service(s). Videos … Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Lana Koretsky

Lana Koretsky Senior Consultant, Human Capital, Deloitte Class of 2005 Edward R. Murrow High School Brooklyn, New York Can you briefly describe what you do in your current role? I am a Senior Consultant within Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital practice. … Continue reading

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