The 2018 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition

Friday, April 13, 2018


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   About the Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition

The Mid-Hudson Regional Business plan competition has evolved each year with more representation from schools across the seven counties and passionate, sophisticated, and thoroughly researched presentations. In the first year of the competition, there were 16 teams from four schools. In 2017, 33 teams from 6 schools pitched their ideas to a panel of 16 judges, including angel investors, business consultants and community leaders. The level of enthusiasm generated by the students was enormous and the judges went above and beyond, offering free advice and consultation to the teams to help them further develop and launch their businesses.

Participating schools in 2017 included:

Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, Dutchess Community College,  SUNY Ulster, SUNY Orange, and the US Military Academy at West Point.

Student teams have pitched their ideas across six categories including:

  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit
  • IT/Software
  • Clean Tech
  • Advanced Tech
  • Products
  • Services

Top teams will be invited to participate at the NYS Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 27, 2018 for cash and in-kind prizes.


About the New York State Business Plan Competition

The New York State Business Competition is rapidly becoming known as one of the leading collegiate business plan competitions in the country. Since its inception in 2010, over 4,000 students across New York State have participated and 132 participating ventures are still active today.  Teams across the state have gone on to raise $45M in additional funding.


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