(Binghamton, N.Y.)— Modern Marketing Concepts Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge (GBSC) 4th annual competition was held Wednesday May 28th, 2014 at Binghamton University. Over 150 students from participating area high schools displayed their ideas in a trade show style presentation, and pitched to a panel of judges comprised of a dozen local business people.
GBSC allows high school students in grades 9 through 12 to explore entrepreneurship and business development. The students have been working since November with local mentors to develop and write their comprehensive business plans. The GBSC winners received scholarship money to start their businesses or to use for college.
The Overall Winner for the Team Segment was “Gift-X”, which was pitched by Morgan Murphy, Mason Wallis and Casside McCormick from BOCES.
The Individual Winner of the Barry Newman Entrepreneur of the Year Award was “Round the World Retreats”, created by Leanna Riegel from Newark Valley.
Best Tradeshow Booth – “Drive Right” presented by Erin Whitney, Stella Safari, Gabby Ruspantini and Lucille Dellos from Johnson City.
Best Idea – “Dorm Droppers” pitched by Cody Cornell from Newark Valley.
Best Prototype – “Snow Sack”, presented by Clark Hardin, Austin Smith, Luke Osovski, Tom Brady and Ben Hodack from Maine Endwell.
Most Innovative – “Krankase”, presented by Nykiem Social, Beth Krome, Brittany Vincent, Kara Sisenstein and David Peet from Johnson City.
The GSBC was founded in 2010 by Modern Marketing Concepts (MMC) in Binghamton, NY. Dan Babcock, founder and CEO of the company, wanted to encourage entrepreneurship among young people in the Binghamton area. “This competition helps to give students the skills and the foundation to become our future leaders.” said Babcock. “Young people always compete in athletic events, but very rarely do they get to compete in a boardroom.”
Modern Marketing Concepts, Inc. is a 28-year global sales optimization company that is changing the way the world markets and sells. MMC is dedicated to giving back to the local community and encouraging young entrepreneurs.
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