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Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge

The Greater Binghamton Scholastic Challenge (GBSC) allows students in grades nine through 12 to develop ideas and businesses that impact the community. Students form teams, write comprehensive business plans and then present their ideas at the final competition. The winning team receives scholarship money to start its business or use for college.

Invention Convention

The New York State Invention Convention is a statewide invention education program for public and private school students. The goal is to stimulate the development of students' creativity and imaginations, thereby building a new generation of American inventors. Regional competitions are held in the Capital District, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo areas. 


Binghamton University collaborates with individuals and companies that offer technical expertise to work with student teams that have specific challenges.  If you are interested in working with a mentor or becoming a mentor, contact Ken McLeod.

Support Us

To donate to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships program, mail a check payable to "Binghamton University Foundation" to Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005.

Please be sure to indicate "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships - #11056" in the memo section of your check.

Secure, online credit card gifts may be made. Select "Other, please specify" from the account drop-down menu, and then type "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships - #11056" in the space provided.

You may also make a credit card gift by calling the Binghamton University Foundation at 607-777-4356.

Last Updated: 8/10/16