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CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise

One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave. Suit 2-140).
New York, NY 10010

P: 646-312-4790
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"From Entrepreneurship Students to Student Entrepreneurs"

Virtual Enterprise
and the
Entrepreneurship Education Spectrum


Thursday, June 19th, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Friday, June 20th, 2014 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
New York, NY

Virtual Enterprise Faculty Development Seminar 2014

Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a series of modular activities and events through which students in classrooms of any discipline develop realistic, commercially viable projects. It is an active-learning pedagogical framework that blurs the lines between business and the underlying discipline as students take a holistic view of their firm and learn essential organizational and soft skills. Since the exercises are student-led, and products/services are student-conceptualized and dynamic, learners are continually engaged in problem identification and problem solving.

This seminar will present the Virtual Enterprise pedagogy and demonstrate how it can be integrated into classrooms of any discipline. The ideal participants are college faculty members and workforce grant writers who are seeking a method of infusing business-readiness and entrepreneurship skills into courses or program proposals. Seasoned implementers of Virtual Enterprise are invited to give short talks.

Baruch College
Vertical Campus, Room
55 Lexington Avenue
(corner of East 24th St and Lexington)

Dates: Thursday, June 19th (9:00am - 5:00pm) and Friday, June 20th (9:00am - 3:00pm)


Cost: Free for participants from accredited institutions of higher learning
Contact: Please contact Julissa Baez at or at 646-312-4794

Call for Presentations

We invite experienced VE implementers to give 10-minute talks at the seminar. Those interested in doing so should submit proposals and if they wish, may also send 4-page conference papers or 10-minute YouTube videos. We prefer in-person talks but will consider those given via remote conference technology. Talks should be given on one of the following topics:

  • The most and least innovative VE businesses that my students created and managed and how I supported them throughout the experience.
  • The most innovative VE group exercise that I developed and what my students learned from it.
  • The VE events that had the largest impact on my students and their struggle to prepare.
  • The biggest challenge I faced in adopting VE for the first time and how I overcame it.
  • What I tell my colleagues about VE to encourage them to try the pedagogy.
  • How my interactions with other VE instructors improved my VE classes.
  • Other topic (subject to review).

To present, please submit your 500-word abstract by Thursday, May 1st. Abstracts may be submitted HERE. Presenters will be notified by May 8th regarding their timeslot at the seminar.

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