Students Present Business Plans

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Ward Melville High School’s Virtual Enterprise class recently competed against 90 other schools from across Long Island during a leadership conference at Long Island University Post. It earned a semifinalist spot as a result of its performance.
Prior to the contest, the students created a comprehensive business plan on their original concept – Mac Attack. The students’ plan was for a restaurant that puts a unique spin on the classic mac and cheese. All dishes start with a macaroni and cheese base, including gluten free, dairy free and vegan options, and then offer customizations to create the perfect mac and cheese for all. 

With the support of their teacher, Ilene Littman, the students spoke about their restaurant during the event. The ‘elevator pitch,’ which lasted 60 seconds, covered topics such as company goals, the target market, niche and appeal to investors. Mac Attack’s pitch was presented by Niki Friedwald, a senior and the company’s CEO, to a crowd of over 1,500 attendees.

Virtual Enterprise is a company comprised of various businesses run by high school students in a virtual world.