Redfield and Northwestern are two of the local schools that have pitched their ideas among the 276 entries in the annual Big Idea competition this year. The competition exists to “encourage entrepreneurial thinking among high school students,” according to the Big Idea website. The competition encourages high schoolers to come up with business ideas to solve today’s problems.
“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,” states the Big Idea website.
More than $5,000 will be awarded to Big Idea winners this year. A $500 Agriculture Innovation prize, sponsored by the SD Agriculture Foudation is also new this year.
Judging of the Big Idea entries began the first week of November and final results will be announced at the final competition on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 in Aberdeen on the campus of Northern State University. Watch the December 18th issue of the Redfield Press for results.