The Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge was created to encourage high school students to develop ideas and business that directly impact our community. Students will work with teachers and mentors to write comprehensive plans and present their ideas to a panel of business professionals at the final event at Binghamton University. All participants have the opportunity to compete against their peers, win monetary prizes in several categories and internship opportunities.
GBSC was founded in 2010 by Modern Marketing Concepts in Binghamton, N.Y. Dan Babcock, the founder and CEO, wanted to encourage entrepreneurship among young people in the Binghamton area. “The Southern Tier’s future depends on innovation,” Babcock said, “and these students will help our community reach its full potential.”
Modern Marketing Concepts, Inc. is a sales optimization company in Binghamton, N.Y., that’s changing the way the world markets and sells. Formed in 1986, MMC has spent the last 32 years gaining specific knowledge in the marketing industry to become a trusted adviser to businesses all over the United States. With sales, marketing, writing and design teams on staff – totaling more than 300 people – MMC is able to provide stability and maintain consistent growth, using its creative thinking and vision for how to push technology to bring success to its clients.
A non-profit affiliate organization of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, GBEOP’s main objective is to connect business and education within the community to develop a talent pipeline in order to inspire a dynamic workforce. GBEOP, which includes the Broome Leadership Institute, Junior Achievement and Building Bridges, wants to get its members more prepared for our area’s economic competitiveness.
What product can you introduce or problem can you solve to make the world a better place? What are you passionate about?
Outline all aspects of your business idea and execution plan. Check out our grading rubric for more information!
A prototype can be your visual aid for your presentation. These should be displayed at your trade show booth.
Local business owners will grade your plans and presentations at Binghamton University.