Mineola, NY - March 7, 2017 - Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce that the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will be hosting its 5th Annual “Nassau County High School Comptroller’s Business Challenge” on April 4th. The Competition will feature many of the area High Schools and over 200 students are expected to participate and present their ideas for multi-billion future businesses. This year, students have been challenged to conceptualize or develop and bring to market an APP with mass appeal in the field of healthcare, public safety or homeland security.
“We want to motivate and excite our young entrepreneurs to dream up the next SnapChat,” said Comptroller George Maragos. “The ideas of young adults are usually the best source for incubating the companies of the future. We want those new companies to be inspired here and to stay in Nassau County.”
“Baldwin is thrilled to host the opening of the Comptroller’s Challenge. Our goal is to provide our students with opportunities that are academically challenging while at the same time provide real world experiences. We applaud and appreciate the work of the Comptroller’s Office for creating and providing this opportunity for students in Nassau County,” said Superintendent, Dr. Shari Camhi.
The Challenge will be held at the Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola. Each high school in Nassau County is invited to participate in this event where students are asked to conceptualize a product or service APP and develop a business plan for a hypothetical start-up company and present it to a panel of local officials, venture capitalists and industry experts.
Each team must be composed of at least five (5) individuals in roles such as Chief Executive Officer, V.P. of Operations, V.P. of Finance, V.P. of Marketing and General Counsel; among any others students may feel necessary. Teams will be vying for cash scholarship prizes.