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PHOTO: SPHS | News | The award-winning team of virtual company SPHS Varsity 2019, iKOMO, consists of (left to right) Danielle Choy, Anna Riffle, Kayla Zhang, Amanda Estevez and Lucas Halberg

Congratulations to the Varsity Virtual Enterprise team at South Pasadena High School (SPHS) who recently won first place in the National business plan competition At New York. This dynamic team has prevailed over more than 500 teams from 20 different states.

IKOMO’s journey began in September 2018, when students at Varsity Virtual Enterprise created iKOMO – a digital pet business – using blockchain technology to create crypto-collectible pets. iKOMO showcases the advanced capabilities of modern technology and fosters an online educational community to promote financial literacy around the world.

The students were selected as “employees” of the following departments: operations, animation, finance, technology, sales, marketing, human resources and administration. These students worked with mentors and community business partners who helped the team perfect business plans and presentations.

Feel free to visit the company’s hand-coded website at (just log in as “guest” and use the password “guest” ) to discover your own crypto kingdom.

Virtual Enterprise is a national educational non-profit organization whose mission is to transform students through authentic business experiences to prepare them for a fulfilling and financially secure future. Teacher Cathy Mason oversees the Virtual Business Program at SPHS.

Go Tigers!

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