Application deadline: March 15, 2013
Name of team/company:
Business and Business Model
1. Structure: What is your organizational structure?
2. Value Proposition: What is the company's key value proposition?
3. General Description: What is your business model? How will you make profits?
1. What is your product/service offering?
2. Define and quantify key benefits to customers.
3. Where is the product in its evolution (e.g. idea/conception, fully tested prototype, etc.)?
1. Who are your competitors?
2. What makes you better than other firms in the marketplace?
3. Is this competitive position sustainable?
4. How will you protect your proprietary information?
1. What markets and market segments are you going after? How big is this market and how can you sustainable capture it?
2. What are the key market barriers that will lend to your success?
Customers are the key to strong profits. Who are the specific customers that you are pursuing or will pursue? Do you have any letters of intent to purchase?
Name of academic institution:
Name of Company/Group
Name and Title of Presenter:
Address, City, State, Zip:
Email your application (no more than 2 pages long) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be accepted after March 15, 2013.
The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) reserves the right to withhold prize money and/or in-kind services from winning teams who do not comply with the eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible to apply for an dparticipate in the NYBPC, all teams must meet the following criteria:
- Consist entirely of currently enrolled graduate and/or undergraduate students from accredited New York State colleges and universities
- A faculty or staff member is required to be listed as an advisor for the team; offering guidance, support, and technical expertise
- Students may not participate on more than 1 team each year of the competition
- Cumulative public and private capital raised may not exceed $100,000
- Student ownership of venture must be 100%
The presentation format for the regional semifinal and statewide final competitions is the same. Each team will have 10 minutes to pitch, which will be followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the panel of judges. Judges are advised to act as they would in a closed-door boardroom investment presentation during the Q&A session.