March 10, 2014

Applications open for statewide student business competition

By: Megan Rogers

Source: The Business Review

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday applications are open for the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition, the largest student competition of its kind in the northeast.

The final round of competition will be held April 25 at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. More than 500 teams will compete for more than $500,000 in prizes. Ten regional semifinals send winning teams to the final round of the statewide competition. The Albany regional competition, hosted by the nanocollege, University at Albany's School of Business, Hudson Valley Community College and Skidmore College, is scheduled for April 3.

Last year's winning team at the statewide competition presented a business plan for WordsEye, a software system that creates 3-D scenes from verbal descriptions.