Entrepreneurial Assistance Program


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, Jason Garnar. 2017 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.

This year's business plan competition winners are:

  1. Sara Liu - Parlor City Vegan
  2. Charles and Jayme Szili - Szizzle Designs
  3. Elizabeth Telfer - GreTel Engineering, LLC

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:



Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

2017 Sponsors of the EAP Business Plan Competition are:

Tioga State Bank

Visions Federal Credit Union

Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce


Tioga County NY - Department of Economic Development and Planning

Sentry Alarms

NBT Bank

Binghamton Local Development Corporation Logo

Rock Boulder, Inc.

Permanent Cosmetics of NY

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.