The event featured various contests for the students including an elevator pitch competition, a financial statement competition, a Quickbooks competition and a marketing plan competition. The event also had the students create their own businesses and set up booths where they could market and sell their products as part of a competition.
Mike Stull (entrepreneurship), Stacey Fraser (music), Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were mentioned in recent news coverage, and a study by Gisela Bichler (criminal justice) was recently published.
The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino has sponsored the VE Regional Tradeshow and Competition program annually since 2018. The 2023 event will mark the first time the program has been held at CSUSB.