Syosset Places in the 6th Annual Nassau County Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge


Fourteen Syosset business students competed in the 6th Annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.  The Challenge consisted of student-led teams from public schools across Nassau County creating a fictional organization’s comprehensive business plan and elevator pitch. More than a dozen schools and 26 teams took part in the event, with an overarching theme of Civic Innovation in two categories: Technology and Social Entrepreneurship. The program 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.

The Syosset team, named Solarity, took home an Honorable Mention award for their fictional business using recycled car batteries to create solar panels. In addition, Matt Appelbaum and Koroush Moghaddassi were chosen for an internship opportunity in Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s office.