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Welcome students, teachers, and guests to the New York City Virtual Enterprises page! Here you will find resources for all 4 of the VE curriculum courses, including: Writing and Presenting for Business, Business/Financial Math and Algebra (formerly known as Business Computer Applications), Entrepreneurship, and Virtual Enterprises.


SI Live: “In Class: Staten Island students brighten up for color run fundraiser”

The 8th-graders running the VE firm Dough Re Mi will show you that it’s never too early to learn entrepreneurial skills. The company sells an array of baked goods while being conscious of different diets by including nut-free and gluten-free products. … Continue reading


2018 Winning Women Leadership Conference

Contributed By: Gina Pol, NYC Program Coordinator On Thursday, March 8th forty-one high school student executives gathered together for the Winning Women Leadership Conference. Winning Women is VE’s Female Leadership Conference Series designed to support and prepare high-potential VE female … Continue reading


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


Upcoming Events

Youth Business Summit
April 15-17, 2019
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
New York, NY
2018 Event Recap


Writing and Presenting for Business

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of communication incorporating basic computer skills with special emphasis given to the development of workplace skills. This course will enable students to expand on the basics and the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and other necessary skills needed in today’s business world. In this course, emphasis will be placed on what it means to effectively and ineffectively communicate, and help students to develop skills in both written and verbal communication. After successful completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of professional situations. Additionally, students will gain valuable experience with research, presenting, ethics, and collaboration.


Math Excel

This course offers an elaborate set of projects and activities designed to enhance students’ Microsoft Excel skills as it applies to business and financial concepts. Within each Math Excel project, students are given a Mini Lesson followed by student activities and detailed instructions to complete the project. After successfully completing the course, students will have developed an understanding of the various business and financial documents necessary to run a firm as well as the Microsoft Excel skills vital to complete those documents.  In addition, several Math Excel projects also connect to the financial documents that Virtual Enterprises students are required to submit (ie. Income Statement and Break-Even Analysis). Therefore, Virtual Enterprise teachers and students are also encouraged to use these materials.



This is a rigorous, comprehensive one-year course in Entrepreneurship and Business which has the following primary goals:

  • To provide students with the skills, competencies and confidence to successfully pursue post-secondary education in a variety of business and/or business-related disciplines.
  • To develop effective entrepreneurs who will use their insights, knowledge and skills to develop ventures that are prosperous and respectful of the long-term health of society and our planet.
  • To use technology as applied in business.
  • To provide a foundation for a rich, meaningful experience in the VE simulation.


Virtual Enterprises

This course was created to simulate a real, functioning business within a high school classroom. Students get to utilize their entrepreneurship knowledge with this hands on course. Some of the activities and events that are part of the course include the Business Plan Competition, the Trade Fair, networking events, buying and selling with other firms, creating marketing material, and much more.

Implementing our Accounting Systems Workshop

VE Accounting Template for 2017 2018


Paul Presti
Regional Director
Phone: (212) 769-2710 ext. 2513

Gina Pol
Program Coordinator
Phone: (212) 769-2710 ext. 2517

Meghan Foley
Program Coordinator


LI Herald: “Students at West Hempstead High School lend a virtual hand”

“Students created ‘A Helping Hand’ to develop short-term volunteer programs in environments that encourage people to immerse themselves as a unique way of giving back. At the expo, the firm showcased the various travel spots that customers can explore while … Continue reading


LIU: “High School Virtual Business Entrepreneurs Come Away Winners at LIU Post Competition”

On October 19, over 1,500 students across 60 high schools traveled to Long Island for the Business and Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by LIU Post and Virtual Enterprise International. Elevator Pitch Competition Finalists DefenseLine, Calhoun High School The Party Project, Herricks High … Continue reading


LI Herald: “Memorial to offer virtual enterprise course”

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


Upcoming Events

Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition
January 9, 2019    Snow date: January 17, 2019
Long Island, NY
2018 Event Recap



Ellen Palazzo
Regional Director
Virtual Enterprises International
Phone: (516) 313-4894

Irv Wortman
Program Coordinator
Virtual Enterprises International
Phone: (516) 589-1296


2018 Illinois Business Plan Competition Recap

On Friday, December 7, 2018, 100 students from 12 schools participated in the 2018 Illinois Business Plan Competition Recap hosted at Northern Illinois University’s DeKalb Campus. Competition Results 1st Place – Unwind, Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake, IL 2nd Place – … Continue reading


Illinois VE Students Share End-of-Year Reflections

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


2017 Illinois Business Plan Competition Recap

On Friday, December 8, 2017, eighteen VE firms competed in the 2017 Illinois Business Plan Competition held at Northern Illinois University-DeKalb Campus. The following six firms advanced to the final round: Clever Contraptions, St. Charles East High School Core, Timothy … Continue reading


Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Regional Conference & Exhibition
February 1, 2019
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL (Chicago Area)
2018 Event Recap



Wendy Schmitt
Great Lakes Regional Director
Phone: (248) 676-8320 ext. 7208

Kendra Lee
Illinois State Coordinator

Carrie Smith
Michigan State Coordinator


Fox Rochester: “Local students getting chance to run own business”

On December 27, 2018, Fox Rochester interviewed five students from high schools in Pittsford, New York about what it’s like to run their VE businesses: Twirl n’ Swirl, Cloud 9 Comfort, SendIT, and DoorStep Sports. Students were asked about typical … Continue reading


WROC-TV (CBS): Video of the 2018 Northeast Conference & Exhibition Hosted at the University of Rochester

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Oneida Daily Dispatch: “Canastota high school business class teaches Morrisville College students, faculty”

VE firm TECRAID recently took a trip to Morrisville State College to present their company to the college’s students and professors, as reported by Andrew Aurigema of the Oneida Daily Dispatch.   “‘We’re given our own aspect to the business … Continue reading



Upcoming Events

Northeast Regional Conference & Exhibition
December 10, 2018
Rochester, NY


College Credit Information

Here is the list of current college agreements offering credit for VEI students:
  • Erie Community College:
    • OF142 Business Communications (3 credits)
  • Herkimer Community College:
    • BU48 Electronic Commerce (3 credits)
  • Jefferson Community College:
    • Business elective (3 credits)
  • Utica School of Commerce:
    • BA213 Small Business Management (3 credits)
    • BA205 E-Commerce (3 credts)
    • BA21 Special Projects in Business (3 credits)
    • CS101 Computer Concepts (3 credits)
  • Monroe Community College:
    • 3 credits for a 100 level business course.



Kathy Gielow
Northeast Regional Director
Virtual Enterprises International
300 Hamilton Boulevard
Kenmore, NY 14217
Phone: (716) 574-0293
Fax: 716.874.6593


Knox News: “Local high school students build business, collect 1,400 pairs of socks for homeless”

On December 6, 2018, VE firm Global Warming from Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, recently featured by 23 ABC News for collecting and donating socks to homeless shelters, was profiled by Knox News on the strength of the company’s first place … Continue reading


2018 Southern Regional Conference and Exhibition Recap

November 19-20, 2018 LeConte Event Center Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Key Stats Competition Results Participating Firms Social Media Contest Winners Special Thanks Key Stats 1,200 total attendees 935 participating students 60 schools 73 firms 13 competitions (including Business Plan) 6 states … Continue reading


WATE: “Bearden High School students collect hundreds of socks for homeless”

On November 13, Bearden High School students from Knoxville, Tennessee were featured on ABC News (WATE-6) for their VE business collecting and donating more than 1,112 pairs of socks for the homeless. Socks are the most requested clothing item at … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Southern Regional Conference & Exhibition
November 19-20, 2018
LeConte Event Center
Pigeon Forge, TN
2017 Event Recap



Cindy Boyd
Southern Regional Director

Penny Riddle
Program Coordinator

Mark Jones
North Carolina State Coordinator

Lisa Bonelli
Technical Support Staff

Ronnie Giordano
Florida State Coordinator

Emanuel Young
Missouri State Coordinator


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

0 comments “School violence inspires Centennial High students’ idea for virtual business”

In light of recent school shootings and other local incidents of violence, VE students from Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California were motivated to create their VE company Ancora Safety as a way to equip students to be prepared for the … Continue reading



Upcoming Events

San Diego Conference & Exhibition
November 30, 2018
Paradise Point Resort on Mission Bay
San Diego, CA
2018 Event Recap

California State Conference & Exhibition
January 16-17, 2019
Venue TBD
Bakersfield, CA
2018 Event Recap

Los Angeles Area Conference & Exhibition
February 19, 2019
Pasadena Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
2018 Event Recap

Bay Area Conference & Exhibition
March 16-17, 2019
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA
2018 Event Recap



Teri Jones
California Regional Director
Phone: (818) 298-9803

Jake Stuebbe
Kern County Regional Director
Phone: (661) 221-1316