Businesses


Real work, Real solutions, for real life

Nearly 60% of employers say they have a leadership gap and they don’t know how they will fill it. Big Idea Project is your answer.


  • Build your talent base

    Big Idea Project is one of the few programs where you can collaboratively engage with students in the classroom as mentors, advisors and encouragers. Actively inform the development of your future employees.

  • Build bridges with education

    Your involvement supports teachers in developing actionable skills for tomorrow’s careers, the ones that haven’t even been created yet. You provide the real world learning teachers are looking for.

  • Prepare youth for success

    Students plan, implement and lead real projects. They face challenge, failure and confusion. Your real-world experience is exactly what they need to overcome so they are prepared for success in work and life.

  • Inform students’ career potential

    Many students are oblivious to the many types of career options available to them. You can expose students to your line of work and the career path they would need to get there.

“I was fortunate enough to be a judge at this past year’s state competition. While I expected to be impressed by the projects, I was completely shocked by the emotional impact the project and the students had on me personally. This program does more than teach project skills…it teaches young adults the true definition of being a generous leader.”Ron Dunlap, Graebel

When businesses get involved

Generous leaders unite

Request to be a Mentor

If your business is not a sponsor but you want to mentor future generous leaders, we have a place for you. All leaders can apply.
Learn more about mentoring with BIP »

Corporate Sponsorship

Join our community of likeminded companies who are committed to develop future employees and citizens.
See our high value benefit packages »

Win-Win Partnership

As part of our sponsorship program, we provide a path for businesses to partner with BIP for mutual financial benefit.
Learn more about Win-Win Corporate Citizenship »

The impact you can have


The benefit of your involvement in BIP students’ lives is hard to measure. The best indicator is the type of projects they produce and the type of people they become. On presentation night, you will burst with pride as you watch your team ‘wow’ the audience.