The Center for Economic Growth presented the 4th Annual 2015 NYS High School Business Plan Competition on May 27th at Siena College, Loudonville, NY. In previous years this event was presented and hosted by Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
This competition provides an opportunity for teams of entrepreneurial high school students to express ideas in an educationally competitive environment. Student teams build on an innovative idea by creating a presentation geared towards motivating potential investors to fund the company.
Coaching is provided and judges vote on the final presentations ultimately ending with prizes awarded to the top student teams. This year we are proud to announce we had 16 teams competing comprised of 47 students and two dozen business professionals and school advisors serving as coaches and judges.
A special thanks to our sponsors: D2 Media, DeCresente Distributing Company, Emma Willard School,Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Albany Chapter, HPC Wireless Services, Rensselaer Severino Center for Technical Entrepreneurship and The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Siena College.
Congratulations to the following top three team winners: Stop the Bleeding! Hemostat V-Seal, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, Infa Guard Technology, Shaker High School, Latham, NY and Microbial Oil Skimmer, Bergen County Academy, Hackensack, NJ.
About the Center for Economic Growth
CEG is the leading economic development organization in New York’s Tech Valley and serves as the Capital Region’s designated Regional Technology Development Center (RTDC). A private, non-profit, membership-based organization, CEG drives economic growth by working with partners in business, government, and education on strategic initiatives to grow local companies, attract new industry and investment, and prepare communities for future growth.
CEG receives significant financial support from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York’s economic development efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) / Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and National Grid. CEG assists local manufacturing and technology companies generate new sales, create stronger operational infrastructure, and overcome barriers to growth. Visit www.ceg.org