Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

2016 EAP Graduation

EAP Business Plan Competition

At the end of the program, participants can participate in a business plan competition, where 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive prizes donated by local area sponsors.

City of Binghamton Business Plan Competition

The City of Binghamton Local Development Corporation hosts a competition open to all business that are located in or want to locate in the City of Binghamton. More information can be found on the City of Binghamton website.

Last year's winner of the City of Binghamton:


Each year, program graduates are honored at a special graduation ceremony where the EAP graduates receive their graduation certificates, and well wishes from the President of SUNY Broome, Dr. Kevin Drumm Ph.D., City of Binghamton Mayor – Richard David, Senator Fred Akshar, NYS Assembly Woman, Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive, Debbie Preston.

Website Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

For those past or present graduates of EAP, there is more recognition! If they have created or updated a website, business Facebook page, blog or other online presence, they are honored at a yearly ribbon cutting Ceremony. The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce attends and after the honoree presents their website or other online presence, they use the big scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

2016 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

Faithful Sponsors of the EAP Business Plan Competition are:

Tioga State Bank

Visions Federal Credit Union

Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

Curcio Printing

Tioga County NY - Department of Economic Development and Planning

Sentry Alarms

NBT Bank

Binghamton Local Development Corporation

Rock Boulder, Inc.

Permanent Cosmetics of NY

Life Fitness of Southern Tier

Quilters' Haven

Faith Sigler

Art Frenz, PHD

Along with many individual sponsorships!

If you would like to become a sponsor for a small business entrepreneur, please contact 778-5071. Your generous donation helps provide seed money to help launch a business or provide for their expansion and growth.