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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.

News

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

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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

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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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Upcoming Events

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

Courses

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.

 

Entrepreneurship

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

Contact

Paul Presti
Regional Director
Phone: (212) 769-2710 ext. 2513
Email: ppresti@veinternational.org

Gina Pol
Program Coordinator
Phone: (212) 769-2710 ext. 2517
Email: gpol@veinternational.org

Meghan Foley
Program Coordinator
mfoley@veinternational.org

News

2019 Long Island Conference & Exhibition Recap

Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition January 9, 2019 LIU Post Long Island, NY Key Stats Photos Competition Results Participating Firms Social Media Contest Winners In the News Key Stats 2,100 total attendees 1,950 participating students 73 schools 102 firms … Continue reading

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The Suffolk Times: “Mattituck students compete in Virtual Enterprise business plan contest”

On January 23, 2019, VE firm Glow Games of Mattituck High School was featured in a local news publication for students’ attendance at the 2019 Long Island Conference and Exhibition, where they participated in the business plan competition, and won … Continue reading

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The Royal Gazette: “Virtual success for CedarBridge, Berkeley”

On January 24, 2019, The Royal Gazette, Bermuda’s only daily newspaper, featured VE students from CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute and their experience participating in the 2019 Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition. Students from CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

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

 

Contact

Ellen Palazzo
Regional Director
Virtual Enterprises International
Phone: (516) 313-4894
Email: Ellenp@spnet.us

Irv Wortman
Program Coordinator
Virtual Enterprises International
Phone: (516) 589-1296
Email: iwortman@veinternational.org

News

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

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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

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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

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Upcoming Events

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

 

Contact

Wendy Schmitt
Great Lakes Regional Director
Email: wschmitt@veinternational.org
Phone: (248) 676-8320 ext. 7208

Kendra Lee
Illinois State Coordinator
Email: klee@veinternational.org

Carrie Smith
Michigan State Coordinator
csmith@veinternational.org

News

2018 Northeast Regional Conference & Exhibition Recap

Northeast Regional Conference & Exhibition December 10, 2018 University of Rochester Entrepreneurship Center Rochester, NY Key Stats Competition Results Social Media Contest Winners Key Stats 225 total attendees 200 participating students 9 schools 14 firms 12 volunteers 7 competitions Competition … Continue reading

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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

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

Video Source: rochesterfirst.com

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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.

 

Contact

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

News

Greer Today: “Greer Virtual Enterprise wins 4th straight state championship”

On February 12, 2019, Greer Today published an online article featuring Clarity, a local VE class that won the South Carolina Business Plan Competition for the fourth year in a row. Read the full story here: “Greer Virtual Enterprise wins 4th … Continue reading

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These Five VE Students from North Carolina Earned The Opportunity to Participate in the 2019 Youth Business Summit Thanks to Their Hard Work and Support from HSBC

Congratulations to Torryan, Trenton, Keyshawn, Cameron, and Brianna from C.S. Brown STEM High School in Winton, North Carolina, who will participate in the 2019 Youth Business Summit thanks to their hard work and support from HSBC. In an article for … Continue reading

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KMTV 3 News Now: “Bellevue East high school students create business plan for the future”

On January 8, 2019, local CBS affiliate KMTV 3 News Now featured Bellevue East High School’s VE program No Coast Soap, interviewing the students and facilitator running the program. Bellevue East High School started their VE program at the beginning … 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

 

Contact

Cindy Boyd
Southern Regional Director
cboyd@veinternational.org

Penny Riddle
Program Coordinator
priddle@veinternational.org

Mark Jones
North Carolina State Coordinator
mjones@veinternational.org

Lisa Bonelli
Technical Support Staff
lbonelli.tn@veinternational.org

Ronnie Giordano
Florida State Coordinator
rgiordano@veinternational.org

Emanuel Young
Missouri State Coordinator
eyoung@veinternational.org

News

The Orange County Register: “Cryptocurrency stock market? These San Juan Hills High students are figuring out how that works”

On March 6, 2019, a local Orange County news publication posted an article about InVEst, a firm from San Juan Hills High School that operates a cryptocurrency stock market for VE students. The class of thirty students worked together to learn … Continue reading

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Inland Empire: “CSUSB Entrepreneurship Made a Big Splash at the Virtual Enterprise Expo”

On March 4, Inland Empire published an article about the LA Area Regional Conference and Exhibition, which took place on February 19, 2019. One of the events that attendees particularly enjoyed was learning about the CSUSB Entrepreneurship program and the Upstarters Discovery … Continue reading

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2019 California Conference & Exhibition Recap

California State Conference & Exhibition January 16-17, 2019 Rabobank Convention Center & Bakersfield Marriott Hotel Bakersfield, CA Key Stats Photos Competition Results Participant Quotes Social Media Contest Winners Sponsor Recap Special Thanks Key Stats 1,500 total attendees 1,250 participating students … Continue reading

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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

 

Contact

Teri Jones
California Regional Director
Phone: (818) 298-9803
Email: tjones@veinternational.org

Jake Stuebbe
Kern County Regional Director
Phone: (661) 221-1316
Email: jstuebbe@veinternational.org