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 – $25,000 to be awarded! Learn more about the competition by using the links below.

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 Agriculture Innovation prize, sponsored by the SD Agriculture Foundation. Learn more about the competition by using the links below.

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Welcome to the 2019 BIG Idea Competition

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 Agriculture Innovation prize, sponsored by the SD Agriculture Foundation. Learn more about the competition by using the links below.

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? Do you need help creating your big idea? If you do, the link below will help you start the brainstorming process.

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Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!

First Place:

Helping Hearts Delivery Service
Kendra Kleven and Avery Weinheimer of Sully Buttes High School
*Also the Wellness Category Winner

Second Place:

Butterstick
Jade Parkin of Rapid City Stevens High School 

Third Place:

The ‘Wich Doctor
Hattie Muellenbach of Milbank High School

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