By Karen Hsueh
Photos by Jenny Luo
Walden, Oasis, and Inventor, SPHS’ Virtual Business teams, hosted a Parent’s Night on Wednesday, March 11, to showcase their competition presentations and prepare for the Oakland.
“It’s a great way for the kids to showcase to their parents their hard work,” Walden Chief Technology Officer Timothy Wong said. “It really puts into perspective how much the kids have learned through virtual business.”
The three teams set up their individual booths, sharing their marketing and business plan, catalog, newsletter, and giveaways. After each team introduced their members, they gave a presentation on their marketing plan to the audience of parents, siblings, and fellow students. Each team’s sales pitch, elevator pitch, and sustainable business plan were also presented.
“Students don’t typically inform their parents of what they’re doing, so by inviting their parents to see the final product, they are able to fully experience what their students are learning and producing,” Orbis CEO Jacob Benowitz said.
Junior varsity teams, Orbis and Inventor, and varsity team, Walden, were able to sell their products to parents as they explored the booths. The evening was used as a practice round for selling to students and judges at the real competition.