New York State High School Business Model Competition

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Save the Date for our 6th Annual Competition!

 

What’s New: This year we’re adopting the Lean Startup Methodology therefore we are now known as the New York State High School Business Model Competition.

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

Time: 8am – 4pm (timeframe subject to change)

Location: Siena College, Albany, NY 12211

About: The mission of the New York State High School Business Model Competition is to provide an opportunity for teams of entrepreneurial high school students to express ideas in an educationally competitive environment.
Students will gain valuable skills such as, but not limited to, working as a team (1-4 students), communicating their ideas both written and verbal, receiving constructive feedback and broadening their horizons by interacting with peers outside of their own community.There is no cost to register.

Update: Registration, official rules and guidelines will be available on Tuesday, February 21.

For more information regarding the 2017 High School Business Plan Competition, please contact Ellyn Ford at CEG.


The 2016 High School Business Plan Competition, presented by the Center for Economic Growth, hosted by Siena College was a success!

2016 Competition Results

  • This years competition saw student participation almost double – we had 24 teams ( 65 students) from Alexandria Bay, NY to Bergen County NJ.

We’re so grateful that…

  • 36 business men and women, entrepreneurs, and mentors volunteer as coaches and judges
  • 8  Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Siena College students volunteered as coaches, while 2 assisted us with IT support

2016 NYS HS Business Award Winners

HSBP2016Winners1st Place: Seaway Farms, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ

Using innovative farming techniques to grow environmentally clean produce.

2nd Place: Microbe IS, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ

Using bacteria to decompose PET plastic bottles in landfills

3rd Place: Minute Brush, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

A toothbrush mouth insert shaped like a retainer.

Specialty Awards

Most Socially Beneficial: Tatum Wilkson, Clean Technologies Early College High School, Ballston Spa, NY

A biodegradable wine bottle encouraging sustainability from it’s packaging to it’s product.

Most Globally Orientated: Kyle Hudson, Clean Technologies Early College High School, Ballston Spa, NY

Using fingerprint scanners to track terrorists’ movements globally

Best Use of Emerging Technology: Renewable Energy Crossing Solutions, Shaker High School, Latham, NY

A solution to protect drivers at train crossings without safety gates

Best Positioning Statement: Atlas, Shaker High School, Latham, NY

A remotely operated data gathering balloon to aid in search and rescue missions

Best Financial Analysis: Sureet, Young Entreprenuers Academy

Producing gluten free Indian bread flour for the niche cultural market

Most Competitor Savvy: Safe Home Solutions, Shaker High School, Latham, NY

A technology used to protect consumers from residential fires


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