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Island Student Entrepreneurs Shine In NY Biz Plan Finals

Island Student Entrepreneurs Shine In NY Biz Plan Finals Long Island may be a state-designated biotech corridor, but its student entrepreneurs have some pretty bright ideas regarding the environment, too. That according to the 2019 edition of the New York Business Plan Competition, a privately funded venture-creation competition established in 2009 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship …

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MBA Student Creates Digital Platform to Facilitate Recycling

MBA Student Creates Digital Platform to Facilitate Recycling Business Innovation MBA student Orville Davis is fighting harmful waste production with a mobile app called Scrap It! — an idea that won the first place $10,000 prize at Stony Brook’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) pitch competition. “What we’re doing here is changing the world,” Davis said. Scrap It! is a …

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Farmingdale State College Student Places First in State-Wide Business Competition

Farmingdale State College Student Places First in State-Wide Business Competition Massapequa resident Orville Davis, a senior at Farmingdale State College, has won a $10,000 first prize in the Energy and Environment category at the New York Business Plan Competition. The prize was awarded for an environmentally friendly app Davis designed, called Scrap-it! Scrap-It! pairs homeowners …

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One Student’s Trash Is Another’s Award-Winning Business Innovation

“Scrap-It!” That’s what Orville and Cynthia Davis, seniors at Farmingdale State College, want people to do with the junk – old tools, bottles and cans, clothes, furniture, broken-down appliances, and more – they’ve accumulated in their basements, attics, garages, and storage sheds over the years. People now have a way to make that job easier with …

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South Grad Launches Eco-Friendly Scrap Business

South grad launches eco-friendly scrap business By Peter Belfiore Longtime Valley Stream resident Orville Davis says he was born in a junkyard. Quite literally, actually. On May 1, 1989, his mother, Sonia, went into labor while she was helping his father at his scrap-hauling business in Queens, and gave birth in the office. Living in Valley …

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