On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, VEI and our supporters helped grow business and grow futures at our sixth annual Gala. Because of our supporters, we will be able to expand our program to thousands more students in the coming year, 50% of whom come from economically disadvantaged communities.
Congratulations to Skyler Smith and Madeline Barber from Parkway South High School in St. Louis, MO, winners of our second annual VE Venture Challenge. Thank you to Jay Novik of Black Diamond Capital Partners for sponsoring this year's VE Venture Challenge Prize Sponsor.
Special thanks to the night's honorees and Titan Entrepreneurs of the Venture Challenge judges' panel: Samer Hamadeh, Founder and CEO, Zeel; Ben Lerer, CEO, Group Nine Media; Marie Moody, Founder and President, Stella & Chewy’s; John Partilla, CEO, Screenvision Media and the 2018 Joseph P. Delaney Alumni Award Recipient, Adam Yafei.