Big Idea

As a young entrepreneur, what business would you start in your world to make it a better place to live? Think about problems you hear about in today’s news or problems that you personally experience. What business can you create to solve those problems? How can you use technology to solve those problems? Put your best business idea forward and compete for cash prizes and scholarships in the BIG Idea Competition – over $5,000 to be awarded! New this year is a $500 prize for the best business entry addressing wellness, sponsored by Sanford Health. Learn more about the competition by using the links below.

BIG Idea Competition is open from September 1st to October 31st.

CREATIVE THINKING

A GREAT TOOL FOR DEVELOPING YOUR BIG IDEA

Part of the mission of the BIG Idea Competition is to spur creative thinking as part of the business building process. Think about your business as a way to solve a problem. How can your BIG Idea change the world or just make your corner of it a better place to live?

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The 2016 BIG Idea Competition was a big success and we have our winners:

2016 Finalists
First Place:
MCH Design
Mercedes Peterson, Hunter Matthaei, Christian Westhoff of McCook Central High School
Second Place:
Claire’s Sweet Treats
Claire Mischel of Milbank High School
Third Place:
Green Décor
Jasmine Green of Ipswich High School