Comptroller's Challenge

The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will be hosting its 7th Annual Nassau County Comptroller’s Challenge for High School students to present their ideas for future businesses on Friday, March 29 from 9am - 2pm.

All participating schools must complete the online registration no later than February 15th. Registration will be closed on February 15th at 5pm.

The Comptroller is eager to encourage young adults in developing innovative new business initiatives that can lead to rewarding, successful careers. Supporting the ideas of young adults is an excellent way to prepare them for working for the companies, organizations, and movements of the future. We want those new organizations to be inspired to start, grow, and stay in Nassau County for years to come.

The Challenge will be held at the SUNY Old Westbury College. Each public high school in Nassau County is invited to participate in this free event, during which high school students will be asked to conceptualize a mission, product, or service and develop a business/organizational plan for a hypothetical start-up organization. Students will then present to a panel of local officials, business leaders, and industry experts for judging.

This year, the Challenge will be focused on the theme of “Civic Innovation” and include two categories for increased participation: Social Entrepreneurship and Technology. Teams will consist of at most five (5) students; this year each individual school is initially limited to TWO teams, one team per category.

To register, click here.

For more information, contact Erika Hill at and Brett Spielberg at