Syosset High School’s Virtual Enterprise International (VIE) team Flip Chip won second place overall in the country in the National Business Plan Competition (NBPC) finals held at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City earlier this month. More than 570 teams from across the country competed in this year’s NBPC finals. Flip Chip marketed a line of all-natural, environmentally sustainable and tasty potato chips. Since palm oil is not used in the production of its chips, Flip Chip’s product line offers a healthier alternative to the common potato chip and does not aid in deforestation associated with the palm oil industry.
Flip Chip also won a gold award for its potato farm themed booth in the Best Booth category and a silver award in the Best E-Commerce Website category at the International Trade Show held at Pier 92 in New York City in conjunction with the NBPC and other competitions sponsored by VEI’s Youth Business Summit.
Another Syosset High School VEI team, Nice Pops, also received silver awards in the Best Booth and E-Commerce Website categories at the trade show. Syosset’s VEI team Alternative Reality Entertainment also won honorable mention in the Youth Business Summit’s National Marketing Competition. Max Cohen of AAA Turbo Tech (another Syosset VEI team) also joined students from other VEI programs around the world to win second place in the Global Business Challenge, yet another event held at Pier 92.