2 virtual corporate teams from Huntington high school reach nationals
HUNTINGTON, NY – Two virtual business teams from Huntington High School are heading to this year’s national business plan presentation round. HomeTown and Poseidon are among only 32 teams in the United States to reach the final.
Both classes were guided by business teacher Paige Tyree Furman, who provides business advice and technical information, but lets students take charge of their own affairs and let their creativity run wild, according to the school district. .
The full year one credit virtual business course is available for juniors and seniors.
“The virtual enterprise is a simulated business that is created and managed by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment,” according to the high school’s report card.
HomeTown is “a unique and caring food delivery service that aims to give relocated Long Islanders a taste of home, revolutionizing the way people eat and enjoy their favorite dishes by delivering the most popular foods. of Long Island, starting with pizza and bagels with plans for expansion, ”according to the company’s promotional material.
“All I have to say is people buy who they can relate to,” said Naysa Escobar, CEO of HomeTown. “HomeTown doesn’t just sell a product, it sells family. And that’s why we’ve come this far. I’m really happy that two companies in Huntington have qualified for the national championships.”
Christopher Maichin, the company’s chief operating officer, said he got the idea for HomeTown when his sister, a freshman at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, texted him telling him, ‘What I would do for a slice of Long Island pizza right now.’
“And then it hit me, a food delivery service that gives relocated Long Islanders a taste of home, satisfying that urge and bringing them nostalgia while battling homesickness,” Maichin said. “It was so cool to watch this simple idea evolve into what it is today, paving the way for HomeTown in the VE International world.”
Poseidon markets an ecological shower head that tracks the amount of water used during a shower. It connects to an app that shows the amount of water used and aims to limit water consumption and reduce bills.
“I am so proud of our team and how we have all worked so hard together to progress at the national level,” said Alex Frawley, CEO of Poseidon. “We are one of 32 teams across the country to have reached this level and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
The National Business Plan Competition aims to showcase some of the country’s best and brightest student leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Teams representing 32 virtual companies from across the country will have their written business plans and oral presentations judged by industry professionals.
After receiving top honors in local and regional business plan competitions during the current school year, these teams were fortunate enough to participate in the country’s first national team business plan competition.