2015 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the third annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Marist College.  Once again, each of the 10 major regions throughout New York State will be holding a semi-final competition. The top teams from each of the semi-final events will be invited to the final round of the statewide competition where they will go head-to-head for thousands of dollars  in cash and in-kind services at the New York State Competition to be held in Albany on Friday, April 24, 2015.        

The 2014 competition was an extraordinary event thanks to our regional champions, student participants and our generous sponsor.  We anticipate even greater participation this year.                          

 Thanks to our Sponsor:

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 Click here to see the 2014 New York State Business Plan Competition Winners

  Congratulations to the 2014 Winners!

Over 100 people gathered on April 11, 2014 at the beautiful new Student Center for the  annual Mid Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition.  Congratulations to all teams who participated, to the wonderful panel of judges who offered advice and constructive criticism and to the many Marist College helpers that made this day a complete success!  We are happy to announce the winners of the competition who will be moving on to the New York State  Business Plan Competition in Albany on April 25, 2014.  Good luck to all!


Products and Services (food) -

Winner:               The Blue Velvet Cakery  from The Culinary Institute of America

Alternate:             Organiculture from the Culinary Institute of America

Products and Services (non-food)

Winner:                Up^Homes from Bard College

Alternate:             AD.ON Advertising from SUNY Orange

Social/Non-Profit -

 Winner:               The Lola Project from Marist College

 Second Place:    Freely from Marist College

 Healthcare/Biomedical -

Winner:                 Life Tech  from Marist College

Second Place:      Lifesavers Training SUNY Orange  

 IT/Software -

Winner:                    NiteSpot from Marist College

Second Place:         PromoFlash, LLC from Marist College


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 What's Up for Grabs?

Over $225,000 in prizes. Top teams from the regional competitions will compete for these prizes at the state level. Participating student teams will have the rare opportunity to engage with actual investors and other seasoned entrepreneurs.

Student Ventures should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Biotechnology/Healthcare
  • Energy/Sustainability
  • Information Technology/Software
  • Nanotechnology/Advanced Technology
  • Products/Services
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit


Since 2010, over 570 student teams from almost 60 of New York’s colleges and universities have pitched their ideas and ventures at the NYBPC. The winners are selected each year by esteemed judges, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs. At the end of the 2013 competition, more than $800,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded to student entrepreneurs in New York.