Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Valley Christian High School’s Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (BEI) provides students with the resources and training to launch their innovative ideas into business opportunities.
Students learn firsthand how to build a company, identify problems, and create solutions through an entrepreneurial lens. These unique opportunities expose students to successful Silicon Valley business leaders through workshops and learning experiences. Students are paired with industry experts who mentor them to think through their business strategy and provide valuable feedback on their business models. BEI empowers future faith-driven leaders, giving students an avenue to lead, serve, and impact their communities and the world.
A goal of BEI is to offer students a holistic education in all things INNOVATION. By offering specialized classes in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and Communications, BEI has helped VCS create an educational pathway in innovation. Students who take these classes can develop the skills needed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to launch business and social ventures.
Specialized courses including Business Fundamentals and Advanced Business Honors provide in-depth curriculum and activities to promote students’ professional development. Combined with courses in communication, technology, and engineering, students learn foundational content that they can apply to any field or future endeavor.
The newly designed BEI Center for Faith Driven Entrepreneurship provides a collaboration space for business-minded students to meet with industry leaders to explore, collaborate, innovate, and pursue their startup ideas.
BEI Events & Activities
BEI offers activities and competitions that are open to all students, including a lunchtime Career Exploration Speaker Series in the Center for Faith Driven Entrepreneurship, field trips to Silicon Valley corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurship-centered hackathon, and international competitions such as the Diamond Challenge. Information on BEI opportunities both on and off campus will be posted throughout the year in the VCHS newsletter and on social media channels (@vcsbei).