Virtual Enterprise Students Close the Sale

Virtual Enterprise students from High Schools East and West participated in the 20th annual Virtual Enterprise Trade Show and Business Plan Competition at Farmingdale State College on Jan. 15. Both VE firms will have the opportunity to participate in the International Trade Show at the NYC Armory in April.
Competing against more than 45 Long Island schools, each school also participated in the annual tradeshow, where Virtual Enterprise students created booths to sell their virtual products to more than 500 customers who came to the Virtual Enterprise marketplace.

HSW Virtual Enterprise students created a business called BluTunes Entertainment, a music/DJ equipment company providing Bluetooth, solar and rechargeable audio gear. BluTunes employees were able to sell more than $170,000 of merchandise at the tradeshow. HSE Virtual Enterprise students created Pro-Teen.  ProTeen manufactures protein bars that were made by students in the Family & Consumer Science Chef’s Choice class.  They were able to sell more than $200,000 worth of merchandise at the trade show.

The students had the opportunity to network and exemplify their business skills and abilities learned so far in this hand-on, real-world approach to education.  The students are self-directed and intrinsically motivated.