More than 1,200 students from schools in the Inland Empire who run virtual businesses from their classrooms will compete for the best business plan, showcase their companies and vie for business awards during Virtual Enterprises’ Inland Empire Regional Conference and Exhibition at CSU San Bernardino.
Hosted by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, the event will be held in the San Manuel Student Union North & South on Friday, March 10th.
In addition to the competitions, there will be a High School Tradeshow Exhibition Floor. Visitors can see all the emerging ideas and shop with “virtual credits” at the booths to see which student businesses win for “Best Sales”. No actual fees will be exchanged.
“By hosting the VE Tradeshow and Competition program here on campus, we can introduce these amazing budding entrepreneurs to the incredible benefits that higher education can offer in entrepreneurship to help develop new ideas, innovation and efficiency,” said Mike Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the IECE and the CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship.
The event will run from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Stacey Allis, Assistant Director for IECE at (909) 537-5708.