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Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprise International team, Coffee Cubed, attended LIU Post’s annual Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference in October. The annual conference, attended by more than 90 teams, enables VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in financing a business, personal branding/leadership, social media marketing and analytics/digital engineering. 

The district implemented the VEI program during the 2016-2017 school year, which allows students to develop a virtual business from concept to implementation. The class is a real work environment in which the students assume business responsibilities based on their backgrounds and interests and the classroom simulates the atmosphere of a company. As employees of a virtual business, students are held accountable for the company’s performance. They conduct market research, develop a business plan, design an e-commerce website, pay wages and taxes, maintain 401(K) plans and draft an annual report. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with 5,000 other VE firms from school districts locally, nationally and internationally.

VEI Conference 2019