Two Virtual Enterprise teams from Carle Place High School recently participated in the Long Island Regional Conference and Exhibition at LIU Post. The event brought more than 2,000 Long Island students together with more than 100 firms representing the virtual economy.
Being part of Virtual Enterprises International allows student-entrepreneurs to gain meaningful career and business experiences. Together with their peers, they not only develop an idea for a company, but manage the day-to-day operations and build their business and entrepreneurial skills along the way.
During the event, Carle Place students promoted their two companies, Rise and Blinguard. Both firms connected with other Virtual Enterprise firms to buy and sell their products and services. Firms hosted booths to compete for trade show booth designs, salesmanship, marketing and more. They also presented business plans to a group of prestigious judges in hopes of qualifying for the National Business Plan Competition in April. One of the Carle Place firms, Rise, made it to the final round of the Long Island Business Plan Competition.
The Carle Place students look forward to continuing to grow their companies and business skills as the school year progresses.