Riverside High students win state business plan competition | News


NEW YORK, NY (FOX Carolina) – A group of students from Riverside High School travel to New York after winning an award for student leaders and entrepreneurs nationwide.

Virtual Enterprise students won VE’s South Carolina State Business Plan Competition and are now finalists in VE’s prestigious National Business Plan Competition.

The competition will take place in New York in April and will feature some of the best and brightest student leaders and entrepreneurs in the country. Students will compete against 40 other finalists.

Riverside students have operated Olympus Backpacks since the start of the school year, a virtual business they created and managed every day in class as part of the VE program.

Olympus Backpacks creates eco-friendly backpacks, some of which are filled with supplies and donated to refugee camps in Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya.

Students were asked to present a written business plan and an oral presentation to a team of judges and educators during the competition. The judge and educators then critiqued their entries and assessed their responses in a follow-up question-and-answer session.

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