Paul D. Schreiber High School students recently sharpened their business skills, taking part in the sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Hosted by the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, the event focused on Civic Innovation. More than a dozen schools and 26 teams took part in the event, competing in two categories: technology and social entrepreneurship. Schreiber students received an honorable mention for their fictional company, Live Action.
The Challenge consisted of student-led teams from public schools across Nassau County creating a fictional organization’s comprehensive business plan and elevator pitch. The Entrepreneurial Challenge was geared to inspire students to not only create a successful business plan, but also give back and make a positive impact in their communities.
“Our team is working around the clock to bring innovation to Nassau County, and that’s why we updated the Challenge to have two categories this year and provide students with different backgrounds and passions an opportunity to get involved,” Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said. “Any young person can make a difference in their community and be a citizen superhero through civic innovation or social entrepreneurship and the Challenge is a great format for our future leaders.”
Twenty-six teams of five students filling the executive roles of a start-up technology company or community-oriented nonprofit developed an organizational plan and presented to a panel of judges, which included community business and civic leaders.