Even a small idea can have a BIG impact
About Us
The Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge (GBSC) allows high school students in grades 9 through 12 to develop ideas and businesses that directly impact the community. Students form teams, write comprehensive business plans, and then present their ideas at the final competition. The winning team receives scholarship money to start its business or use for college.

Background
The GSBC was founded in 2010 by Modern Marketing Concepts in Binghamton, NY. Dan Babcock, founder and CEO of the company, wanted to encourage entrepreneurship among young people in the Binghamton area. “The Southern Tier’s future depends on innovation, and these students will help our community reach its full potential.”

How to Participate
If you want to change the world, all you need are a few friends, a big idea, and a lot of dedication.

1) Form a team. You can have up to 6 members on a team from grades 9-12. Each school can have any amount of teams. 
2) Brainstorm ideas. What could you do to improve the community? Are there any needs that are being unmet? What are your talents? The possibilities are endless!
3) Write your business plan. Each team develops one plan that outlines its business idea and execution. 
4) Submit your plan

by May 9, 2014, using the

Entry Submission Page.
5) Go to the final GBSC event on May 28, 2014 at Binghamton University. Your team will present its idea in front of a panel of judges. The winning team is awarded scholarship money to put its business plan into action, or to use to fund a college education.

Read the complete Rules and Guidelines and Project Outline.


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