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 over the years, the students have "Perfected their Pitch" showing passion, sophistication with thoroughly researched presentations leading to successful ideas.

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
  • Information Technology/Software
  • Clean Technology
  • Advanced Technology
  • Products
  • Services

Top teams will be awarded cash prizes.


WIN $$$ at the State Competition

 On April 27, 2018, first and second place winners from the Regional competition
will be invited to compete for larger cash prizes at the state level.  

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors and Contributors:       


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