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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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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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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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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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Apply Now for the VE Venture Challenge

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 April 5, 2017 in … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Featured Alumni: Robert Lenahan

Robert Lenahan Founder of Hospital Heroes, LLC. Class of 2013 William Floyd High School Queens Village, New York What do you currently do? I’m currently a junior at Molloy College, pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in … Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Aleeta Benito

Aleeta Benito Class of 2001 Van Buren High School Queens Village, New York Briefly describe what you do in your current job role. I’m a CPA and currently an Audit Manager at EisnerAmper LLP in New York City, one of … Continue reading

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2016 New York Citywide Business Plan Competition Recap

On January 14th, 2016, 24 Virtual Enterprise firms, representing each of the five boroughs, braced the early morning cold fronts to attend the New York Citywide Business Plan Competition, hosted at the United Federation of Teachers. Each firm had 10 minutes … Continue reading

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VEI Partnering with TIAA-CREF to Bring VE to Missouri

VEI and TIAA-CREF are partnering together to launch a VE program in a St. Louis metro area high school by 2016-17. TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services organization and a leading retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, … Continue reading

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23 Teams Participate in Largest Illinois Business Plan Competition Yet

On Friday, December 4 at Northern Illinois University-DeKalb Campus, twenty-three VEI Illinois firms competed in the 2015 Illinois Business Plan Competition. Despite an increase in the number of competing teams, Underwrapz finished in the top spot for the third year … Continue reading

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2015 Midwest Trade Show

From November 22-23, more than 100 VEI firms from Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New York City, South Carolina, and Tennessee gathered in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the first Trade Show of the 2015-16 school year. A Collection on Twitter Check … Continue reading

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NYC Students Pair with Ad Agencies to Stop Bullying

On October 1st, 2015, the Advertising Futures Competition, a much-anticipated event of Advertising Week (the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of advertising and media industry leaders in North America) took place at Microsoft in New York City. The Competition … Continue reading

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40 NYC Student Executives Attend 2015 Fall Executive Conference

On Tuesday, October 13th, 40 VEI student executives representing different firms from the five boroughs of New York City attended the 2015 Fall Executive Conference hosted by ACORD/InVest/St. John’s University. The event enabled VEI NYC students to learn about the … Continue reading

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2015 South Carolina Trade Show Recap

On Monday, February 9, 2014, 22 VEI firms attended Myrtle Beach for the bustling 2015 South Carolina Trade Show and 14 teams participated in the Southern Business Plan Competition. Southern Regional Director Christine Haff said of the event, “For the first time … Continue reading

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2015 Long Island Business Plan Competition and Trade Show Recap

On Friday, January 16, 2015, 34 VEI firms attended Farmingdale State College for the bustling 2015 Long Island Trade Show and 30 teams participated in the first round of the Long Island Business Plan Competition. Business Plan Competition Results Following … Continue reading

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2015 New York Citywide Business Plan Competition

Situated at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters, the annual VEI New York Citywide Business Plan Competition gave twenty firms the opportunity to distinguish themselves as top VEI firms in the region. On the morning of January 15, students and … Continue reading

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2014 Northeast Trade Show Recap

The 2014 Northeast Trade Show and Business Plan Competition took place on December 12, 2014 at the University of Rochester, bringing together VEI firms and students from around upstate New York. EnviroScentals from Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore, NY … Continue reading

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2014 California International Trade Show and Business Plan Competition Recap

2,100 high school students representing 100 schools throughout California and New York attended the 2014 California International Trade Show held in Bakersfield on December 2-3, 2014. In addition to the Trade Show, VEI firms from California also participated in the 11th … Continue reading

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2014 Midwest Trade Show Recap

Listed below are results from the Tennessee Business Plan Competition, results from Midwest Trade Show competitions such as Best Business Card, Best Brochure, and Best Commercial, tweets from the event, and news coverage. TN Business Plan Competition Results Photos of … Continue reading

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NYC VEI Firm Opens Real In-School Store

In the spring of 2014, CTE Visual Merchandising and Business Marketing teachers at the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City embarked upon a journey to transform their school store into a successful student-run business that could raise … Continue reading

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[Michigan] Student Leaders Learn How to Climb to the Top

On Wednesday, October 29th, more than 100 VEI student leaders attended a VEI Student Leadership Conference in Michigan. Students rotated through three sessions: a high ropes course and rock wall, a leadership session, and a department session. Students were grouped … Continue reading

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Students Deliver 30-Second Pitches, Meet Real-World Business Leaders at LIU Post

Think of what you usually accomplish in 30 seconds. Maybe it’s pouring a cup of coffee, or sending a quick email, or getting up from a chair and stretching. Would you be able to pitch a newly-created business to a … Continue reading

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[NYC] Students and Ad Pros Pitch Campaigns for Shelter Pet Adoption

On October 1, 2014, the Advertising Futures Competition, a much anticipated event of Advertising Week (the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of advertising and media industry leaders in North America) took place at Microsoft in New York City. The … Continue reading

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[California] When the VEI Student Becomes the VEI Teacher

VEI students are expected to “become the teacher” the moment they step foot into theclassroom-turned-office. Each student serves as a full-time employee of a nationally-operating virtual business, becoming active learners instead of passive listeners. They’re in charge of completing daily … Continue reading

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Viacom Partners with VEI to Launch its Mentoring Pilot, Unlimited Potential

Unlimited Potential (UP), a new mentoring initiative launched by Viacommunity–Viacom’s social responsibility umbrella–will provide promising high school students worldwide with the opportunity to gain exposure to the media industry. UP’s mission is to provide mentoring to high school students who … Continue reading

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McGraw-Hill Financial Funds Development of Credit-Rating Tool for VEI Firms

With funding from McGraw Hill Financial and guidance from its Standard & Poor’s division, VEI is developing a credit-rating tool that will enable student-run firms to assess the creditworthiness of their own businesses as well as that of prospective trading … Continue reading

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Bronx Community College Launches VEI Program for High School Students

This fall, Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) launched its first college-level program in partnership with Bronx Community College and College Now (an early-college City University of New York initiative). The program provides high school students who complete the one-year course with … Continue reading

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[Illinois] Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks New School Joining VEI

Maine East High School of Park Ridge, Illinois is a school that added one of the 52 new VEI firms for the 2014-15 school year. To officially celebrate the launch, students, teachers, and administrators held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. VEI interviewed … Continue reading

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[Tennessee] Meet the New Down to Earth, Inc.

Down to Earth, Inc. HCHS Virtual Enterprises International Check out the new Down To Earth, Inc. employees from Hardin County High School who were recently given recognition in a local newspaper: “As the new school year starts, the high school … Continue reading

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2015 National Website Competition Results

Put your keyboards down; the results for the 2015 National Website Competition are in! Throughout the months of January and February, active websites made and managed by VEI firms received ratings and constructive feedback from a pool of judges comprised … Continue reading

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2015 National Business Plan Competition Finalists

The following 24 teams have qualified for the 2015 National Business Plan Competition, taking place on April 14 at Microsoft. This event is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students. It challenges VEI … Continue reading

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2015 Great Lakes Trade Show Recap

On February 20, 2015, 64 firms from Michigan and Illinois gathered together for the first-ever Great Lakes Trade Show and the third overall VEI Trade Show in the month of February. 690 students gathered at the Donald E Stephens Convention … Continue reading

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2015 Long Island Business Plan Competition Finals Recap

“[The event] was really impressive and unlike anything I have ever seen in education,” Brett Jeffares, Connetquot High School, Bohemia, NY On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, seven VEI firms from Long Island presented their business plans to a panel of … Continue reading

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Students Transformed into Young Professionals Speak at VEI’s 3rd Annual Gala

On April 15th, a crowd of over 400 supporters from the business and education communities packed Tribeca Rooftop to celebrate VEI’s efforts to drive the future of business and innovation. In the first part of the evening, VEI students from … Continue reading

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VEI Receives $1 Million Grant from New York Life Foundation

Grant Funds In-school Entrepreneurship and Business Program for Middle School Students Nationwide NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 — Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) announced that it will be expanding its efforts to create tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs by piloting a … Continue reading

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Apply Now for VEI Bootcamp: Create. Innovate. Startup.

Rising seniors, class of 2016: we invite you to apply for VEI Bootcamp: Create. Innovate. Startup. at LIU Post in Brookville, NY from July 12-17 for an exclusive, week-long business competition. 5 days. That is all the time you have to create, … Continue reading

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2015 Youth Business Summit Photo Gallery

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VEI Partners with General Assembly to Present “All Access Class”

VEI has partnered with General Assembly to present “All Access Class,” a free six-month trial of GA Front Row, an online library of streaming classes covering tech, business, and design topics needed to advance one’s career. General Assembly is an educational … Continue reading

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2015 National Business Plan Competition Finalist Presentations

All 24 finalists made phenomenal presentations after months of preparing and competing at local and state levels. Below are videos of the presentations from this year’s top 6 finalists. Life’s PURiTEA – 1st Place Byron Nelson HS, Trophy Club, TX Coordinator: … Continue reading

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2015 Long Beach Trade Show Recap

On February 12th, 2015, 64 different VEI firms from Central and Southern California attended the 7th Annual Long Beach Virtual Enterprise Trade Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The event marked the largest VEI marketplace in Southern … Continue reading

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2015 San Diego Trade Show Recap

On April 10, 2015, more than 675 students, teachers, industry professionals, and other guests gathered at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center in San Diego, California for the 2015 San Diego Trade Show. 38 firms and 24 schools participated in the … Continue reading

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2015 Global Business Challenge Finalist Presentations

Watch the top three presentations from the 2015 Global Business Challenge. Team 12 – First Place (Co-Champion) Team Members Lucas Bahia, Escola de Formação Gerencial Sebrae EFG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Craig Hilson, Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, Chicago, Illinois Katharina Karcher, HLA … Continue reading

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2015 SF Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show

The 11th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show took place March 15-16, 2015 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California. The event attracted more than 1,345 VEI students, teachers, industry professionals, and other guests, who … Continue reading

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40 New York City Students Recognized at the 2015 Spring Executive Conference Hosted by Barclays

On Tuesday, May 19th, 40 VEI student executives representing 38 different firms from New York City attended the 2015 Spring Executive Conference hosted by Barclays. The event allowed VEI students to highlight and share achievements from the year, reflect upon their … Continue reading

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2015 Mid-Atlantic Trade Show Recap

On March 18, 2015, 22 firms from Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee gathered together for the 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Trade show at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. Rhonda Doak, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region, praised coordinators and students at … Continue reading

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VEI Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference Hosted by LIU Post

VEI is excited to announce that we will be partnering once again with LIU Post to provide VEI students with an extraordinary opportunity to attend the VEI Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference on October 7. Open to all New York … Continue reading

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A Look Back At Our Most Active Year Yet

  Explore the recaps from these Trade Shows below. Midwest Regional Trade Show California International Trade Show Northeast Regional Trade Show Long Island Regional Trade Show South Carolina Trade Show Long Beach Trade Show Great Lakes Trade Show SF Bay Area … Continue reading

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80 Teachers Gather for VEI’s First-Ever Summer Teachers’ Conference

Last week, 80 new and returning VEI teachers from California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas attended LIU Post in Long Island, New York for our first-ever VEI Summer Teachers’ Conference. Over 70 schools were represented as … Continue reading

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Featured Firm: Life’s PURiTEA of Texas

Life’s PURiTEA of Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas took home 1st Place at the 2015 National Business Plan Competition. The organic tea company with a purpose represented a brand new school that joined VEI during the 2014-15 school year, serving … Continue reading

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VEI Students Visit VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live

On June 12th, 2014, students from VEI’s T-Squared of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis HS (New York, NY) visited Time Square Studios at One Astor Plaza in New York City for a taping of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, a daily morning news … Continue reading

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Australian Prime Minister Visits VEI Class

During a tour of Brooklyn’s P-TECH on June 11th, 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited VEI’s Titan, Inc. P-TECH is a 9-14 high school model that provides an opportunity for students to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s … Continue reading

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[North Carolina] “Franklinton students learn valuable business skills”

Axis Enterprise of Franklinton High School in Franklinton, NC recently received news coverage in the North Carolina-based The Wake Weekly. From the article: “‘This is an amazing program and it gives you so much insight on how a business works inside … Continue reading

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JP Morgan Chase Grant to VEI Provides Skilled High School Interns to Local Businesses

40 New York City High School Students Will Bring Skills Learned in VEI to City Businesses New York, NY, June 19, 2014 – JP Morgan Chase announced a $100,000 grant to Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) to fund paid summer internships for 40 … Continue reading

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[NYC] 2014 Spring Executive Conference (hosted by Microsoft)

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the young NYC executives gathered at Microsoft’s Time Square offices for the 2014 Spring Executive Conference. Students shared their achievements from the year, reflected on their VEI experience, heard from guest speakers, and networked with … Continue reading

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[NYC] William Cullen Bryant Coordinators Recognized as NYC’s 2014 Teachers of the Year

Mr. Andy Horowitz and Ms. Soteria Stavroulakis, coordinators for William Cullen Bryant High School’s VEI firms Majestique and Footprint, are the 2014 New York City Teachers of the Year. They receive the distinct recognition for years of consistently guiding their students and firms toward strong performances and for their commitment and dedication in applying the Virtual Enterprise model to the highest standards. Continue reading

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VEI Honors New York Life and Jack Hidary at Fundraising Gala

VEI honored New York Life and Jack Hidary at the 2nd Annual Evening to Benefit VEI on April 1, 2014 for their support of VEI. New York Life was presented with the Noel N. Kriftcher Service to Education Award while … Continue reading

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The Largest Marketplace in NYC – 2014 International Trade Show Recap

On the last day of the 2014 Youth Business Summit, new life was injected into the historical 69th Regiment Armory. We witnessed the largest (virtual) marketplace in NYC and the highest volume global trading day for VEI. From the starting … Continue reading

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2014 National Business Plan Competition Results

VEI students create and run their own businesses. Every firm is required to create and present a business plan. “VE is a model of what we want our students to know, understand, be able to do, and demonstrate. In all … Continue reading

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2014 Global Business Challenge Results

The 2014 Global Business Challenge, hosted at New York University’s Kimmel Center in the heart of Greenwich Village brought together 270 virtual enterprise students from 9 countries. The students were randomly assigned to teams of 10 and given a challenge … Continue reading

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2014 Youth Business Summit Photo Gallery

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“VEI Gave Us All A Voice” – 2nd Annual Evening to Benefit VEI

The 2nd Annual Evening to Benefit VEI was a resounding success with a sold-out crowd and student speakers who handled the stage like seasoned business professionals and captivated the guests even more than the breathtaking view of Manhattan’s nighttime skyline. Continue reading

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[California] 1,300 Students Attend the 2014 Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference & Trade Show

Oakland, Ca, March 16-17, 2014:  Jay Speck County Superintendent of Schools of Solano County welcomed over 1,300 high school entrepreneurs as they arrived in the Bay Area this past weekend for the 10th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference … Continue reading

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[North Carolina] VEI Students to Attend China for Global Student Leaders Summit

Granville County Schools’ Virtual Enterprises program announced a group of students, and teachers will travel to China in March to attend the EF Global Student Leaders Summit. “We are very excited to attend this year’s Summit,” said Geni Slaughter, JFW VEI … Continue reading

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Push-up Contest at SXSW to Benefit VEI

Team members from ff Venture Capital are hosting a push-up contest through an Indiegogo campaign at their South By Southwest (SXSW) MASSIVE pavilion, Empire Control Room & Garage (606 E 7th St, Austin, TX) from 1-2pm on Sunday, March 9. All proceeds from this display of upper body strength will be donated to support VEI. Continue reading

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California VEI Students Take the Stress Out of Tax Season

Over the last 10 years, Roosevelt High School students have shown their commitment to their community by preparing over 3,500 tax returns free of charge for low income, elderly, and disabled community members. The students earn Volunteer Income Tax Assistance … Continue reading

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Support VEI with AmazonSmile

Shop with AmazonSmile and a portion of the price of eligible products you purchase can be donated to VEI. There are tens of millions of eligible products, so there’s a good chance buying something you want or need at this very moment will help support VEI at no additional cost to you. Find out how in this post. Continue reading

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[Virginia] Forever Froyo’s Successful Grand Opening

Forever Froyo’s Grand Opening at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach was a huge success, as hundreds of students and staff participated to make the event a real-world simulation.  Forever Froyo partnered with The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar, which enabled them … Continue reading

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Mary Pisarkiewicz, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of PM+CO, Appointed Chair of New York City Advisory Board

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 16, 2014 – Mary Pisarkiewicz, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the branding and marketing agency PM+CO, has been appointed as the new chair of Virtual Enterprises International’s (VEI) New York Advisory Board after serving as … Continue reading

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New Website Section: Featured VEI Firms

With over 500 registered VEI firms in the U.S. Network and even more worldwide, it can be a daunting task to explore and connect with the full range of firms comprising the VE market. The Featured Firms section is dedicated to increasing firm visibility … Continue reading

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Solarity Shines Brightest at Strongest New York Citywide Business Plan Competition

On January 17th, twenty-two VEI Firms attended the 2014 New York Citywide Business Plan Competition after separating themselves with stellar presentations from the pack of forty-eight firms in the Local Business Plan Competitions. In the morning of the Citywide Competition, … Continue reading

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