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Competition Dates:  September 1st – October 31st

 

As a young entrepreneur, what business would you start to make your world 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 – nearly $50,000 to be awarded! Learn more about the competition here.

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.

  • 2023 Winners
  • 2023 Out of state finalists
  • 2023 College

Welcome to the BIG Idea Competition!

 

Competition Dates:  September 1st – October 31st

 

As a young entrepreneur, what business would you start to make your world 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 – nearly $50,000 to be awarded! Learn more about the competition here.

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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 2023 Winners!

First Place:

Stoltenberg Tailgate Seating
Dallas Stoltenberg of Northwestern High School
OUT OF STATE 
Extentek
Nir Pechuk of Davidson Academy Online (NV)

Second Place:

Clean Car Detailing Co
Augustus Sieh from Leola High School
OUT OF STATE 
ReactGlove
Omar Reyes, Ary Dhanani, and Saheb Nibber of The Awty International School (TX)

Third Place:

Paw’s Who Cares
Morgan Haselhorst, Brooklyn Bossly, and Jersey Deibert-McPartland of Warner High School
OUT OF STATE 
Mental Metrics
Abigail Hsu of Newark Academy (NJ)

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