Welcome to VCS BEI Showcase 2021
Thank you for visiting our BEI Showcase site! We would love for you to explore the accomplishments our BEI students this year!
BEI Students of the Year:
BEI Servant Leader Awards:
Candice Nicole Chan
DECA ICDC Placements:
Community Giving Finalist
tied for 4th place
Business Solutions Project
Myron Chan, Bharat Kathi, Jennifer Song
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Hotel and Lodging Management Series
Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Scroll down for more student video presentations from the President's Business Challenge and Quest Incubator classes, DECA Club, and our VCJH & VCES offerings.
President's Business Challenge
Embedded into the curriculum in the Advanced Business Honors course, students form teams and learn to create a startup while addressing all the different areas of business development, competing for the opportunity to present their business plan to Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
2021 PBC Team Winners
1st Place: BluParrot - Robert Carson, Bao Nguyen, Anna Jun
2nd Place: FreshBuddy - Rian Mitchell, Jennifer Song, Michael Meng, Arianna Vachani
3rd Place: Bolt - Spencer Hodkinson, Mia Zhang, Robert Vukcevich, Neorah Senay
YourFuture - Bhavya Yarlagadda, Allene Yue, Rogan Souter, Tober Jia
FreshTrack - Shenghao Guo, Jerry Zhang, Maggie Gu, Harika Nibhanupudi
Corral - Rahul Mahadik, Kashyap Chatervedula, William Le, Ronit Randhawa
President's Business Challenge
Senior Director, Enterprise Sales
Mr. Emberley has over 25 years of experience in high tech including 20 years with Silicon Valley start-ups. Five of the start-ups resulted in successful exits including three acquisitions and two IPOs on NASDAQ. He has experience in software development, semiconductor design, computer networking, cybersecurity and business development. Most of his career has been spent in the semiconductor industry focused on pre-silicon design and verification. He is currently at Spirent Communications where he is responsible for sales to the security and automotive markets. Mr. Emberley is married and has a son attending Valley Christian Junior High School. Mr. Emberley earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
PBC wants YOU too!
You have a wonderful opportunity to guide and shape the minds of future entrepreneurs! The students are eager for mentoring and are motivated to start their business. Mentors in the past have gained much fulfillment and satisfaction while investing in the next generation of students. Please contact Sabrina Lin at email@example.com to find out more about this program and how you can help contribute.
BEI has created Quest Incubator for students who are looking to launch a start-up during their time at VCHS. BEI provides the space and intellectual resources for students to develop & test working prototypes, refine business models, collaborate with other business students and industry advisors, as well as participate in workshops, attend corporate visits, and learn from guest speakers.
Students teams describe their work in the videos below.
QI Team Chelon AI
Creators of Mydas ASV
(Autonomous Surface Vehicle)
an ocean pollutant collection device
Ned Tozun, CEO & Founder of d.light
Quest Incubator Teams
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Quest Incubator (QI) provides students an opportunity to work with mentors and industry leaders, our “experts-in-residence,” to launch their startup. Students develop a working prototype of their product to refine their business model in order to launch their business idea. Students gain real-word business and entrepreneurship experience focusing on customer validation through market research, business development, strategic partnerships, and refining a business model that is viable, sustainable, scalable and fundable. The program provides workshops, roundtable discussions and opportunities to network and consult with entrepreneurs and mentors on developing their business plans into a business startup. Some QI projects have secured seed funding from investors. QI takes place during the 4B period. The program fee for QI is $400 per semester.
Students APPLY by submitting the following info & using this LINK:
● cover letter
● two references: name, title and email
● business proposal that they plan to prototype & launch
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECA is an international organization that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, management, and hospitality. VCHS DECA students engage in competitive events and community activities, professional development, and leadership opportunities, attending regional, state, and international competitions and conferences.
VCS Debate is a parliamentary debate team that promotes effective public speaking and nuanced argumentation. We compete on the National Parliamentary Debate League circuit and host the League's annual Winter Workshop on the VCS campus.
VCJH EXPLORE entrepreneurship
BEI offers after-school Junior High program Explore Entrepreneurship which is based on teachings from VentureLab. Our newest offering, SLC, is based on Destination Imagination’s unique curriculum, plus our faculty’s biblical integration. We are thrilled that Junior High students are learning about entrepreneurship and social impact projects in these innovative new programs. In 2020-2021, BEI is offering a new Entrepreneurship elective class during the school day.
VCES DISCOVER entrepreneurship
VCES offers one of the Bay Area’s only K-12 entrepreneurship program, where the youngest students learn about entrepreneurship with hands-on projects and lessons in starting a real-world business. VCES students learn the ins and outs of starting their own business through Lemonade Day - a nationwide program that is as fun as it is educational and two new after-school classes - Kidpreneur & Money $marts. As a part of a BEI K-12 mentorship program, BEI high school students also use this opportunity to mentor and guide our budding entrepreneurs during the after-school program.