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LHS Virtual Business Entrepreneurs Win Honors

High School Virtual Business Entrepreneurs Come Away With Honors at LIU Post Competition
Posted on 01/16/2019
High School Virtual Business Entrepreneurs  Come Away With Honors at LIU Post CompetitionWorldWide Water, a Virtual Enterprise (VE) firm run by business students at Longwood High School, took second place in both the Branding and Website Competitions at the Long Island Regional Trade Show Exhibition held at Long Island University Post.

The contest, which drew more than 1,500 students from more than 100 high schools across Long Island, gave teams 60 seconds to pitch their business to a crowd of peers as well as a panel of regional business leaders and entrepreneurs on topics including company goals, the addition of new products, and purchasing.

WorldWide Water provides clean and eco-friendly water stations, accompanied by advanced, reusable water bottles with a portion of profits donated to countries in need of fresh water.  As part of their long-term strategic goals, the team will launch a mobile app that will track the amount of water consumed, and a GPS to monitor the location of the water bottle and the site of the nearest water kiosk.  

The trade show provides students with a simulation of a business world environment.  Competitions offer VE students unique opportunities to develop and demonstrate career readiness competencies across different business domains, generate business for their VE firms, garner real-world feedback from a diverse pool of judges, and evaluate performance compared to peers.

“The trade show was very beneficial in meeting other companies and learning how business is conducted in the virtual world,” said Longwood High School senior Steven Murphy.

WorldWide Water employs 20 junior and senior students led by Chief Executive Officer Griffin Bell, Chief Financial Officer Steven Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer Austin Ramos, Chief Human Resources Officer Omar Khan, and is facilitated by business teacher Gina Bolen.
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