2014 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 11, 2014 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 25, 2014.
Congratulations to the 2014 Winners!
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
Winner: The Lola Project from Marist College
Second Place: Freely from Marist College
Winner: Life Tech from Marist College
Second Place: Lifesavers Training SUNY Orange
Winner: NiteSpot from Marist College
Second Place: PromoFlash, LLC from Marist College
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:
- Information Technology/Software
- Nanotechnology/Advanced Technology
- 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.