Hewlett High School’s virtual enterprise teams, FlashComm and Future 1st Financial Services, finished first and second, respectively out of 29 schools in the finals of the Long Island Business Plan Competition on Feb. 26.
Both groups of students advanced to the National Business Competition in New York City on April 2.
FlashComm, a phone, Internet and utility company, is comprised of Alexander Messados, the chief executive officer; David Perkins, the chief operating officer; Matthew Bickoff, the chief financial officer, Rachel Futterman, the chief marketing officer and Daniel Jacob, the technological officer.
Mollie Falk is CEO of Future 1st Financial Services, is a financial services company, that offers a 401K plans, insurance and incorporations her CFO is Michael Kreisman (CFO), Michael Kornfeld is vice president of Insurance), Richard Lyons is VP of Financial Services), Tyler Kenny is VP of Human Resources) and Benjamin Lambert is the financial Services executive.
The virtual enterprise program is a global learning experience where students create and run their own businesses. With the help of advisers, students work for two periods to run their businesses. The classes are divided into five departments: Human Resources, Accounting, Technology, Sales and Marketing.