New York Business Plan Competition


From: April 28, 2011 8:00 AM

To: April 28, 2011 5:00 PM

Publication date:

Thursday, April 28, 2011
TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Do you have a winning idea?  Prove it at the New York Business Plan Competition! Over $100,000 in prize monies available!   

Overview The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, UAlbany's School of Business, the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer, and Union Graduate College School of Management will host a state-wide business plan competition.  Supporting organizations include Stony Brook University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, University of Buffalo, Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.

The event will be held April 28, 2011, at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering's facilities in Albany, NY.  For the first time, the competition is open to colleges across New York State.  For a printable overview of the competition, please click on the "competition flyer" link directly below.   

The New York Business Plan Competition is proud to announce that the State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) is the Title Sponsor of the 2011 competition.  We would like to thank SEFCU for their support of this very important event! Details of the Competition Current students from accredited colleges may submit business plans around a student-born innovation that is designed for a currently unmet need.  The top applications will be selected by a panel of outside judges to present in the final round. 

Teams must have at least two members, with a maximum of six members (excluding the advisor).  Students from different academic areas are encouraged to work together to create the strongest team possible.  One faculty member is required to be listed as an advisor for the team; offering guidance, support, and technical expertise. 

The competition encourages students to fully engage in their research and allows them to gain valuable experience through presenting their business plan to industry executives and investors.   This year, the competition is pleased to announce their expansion from a single topical area to multiple tracks in which students can compete.  The topical areas of submission include:

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable Energy/Sustainability
  • Services
  • Social/Non-Profit
  • Other

Prizes The newly expanded New York Business Plan Competition is bigger than ever!  With cash prizes of over $100,000, and in-kind services from organizations around the state, this year's top winners will receive more than enough assistance to turn their ideas into full-fledged businesses.  Application information is below; best of luck to all the participants! 

Location: The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information: Name: Nicholas Querques Email: [email protected] Website:

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