The 2013 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
The first annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition was held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Marist College in the Hancock Center. Each of the 10 major regions throughout New York State hosted a semi-final competition. The top teams from each of the semi-final events have been invited to the final round of the statewide competition where they will go head-to-head for the grand prize at the New York State Competition on April 26, 2013.
Congratulations to the Winners!
Products and Services -Struggle Life Clothing from Dutchess Community College
Vaughn Harper, Dean Mohammed and Kevon Sweat
MARZ Footwear and Clothing from Marist College School of Communication and the Arts (Fashion)
Engage from Marist College School of Communications and the Arts
Congratulations!- Winners of the People's Choice Award - $1,000 prize
Kelly Tranfaglia, Sam Baines, Chris Lorenz, Jackie Mucilli and Casey Fisk
Race Response Technologies, Inc. from Marist College, School of Management
Congratulations! - Winners of the People's Choice Award - $1,000 prize
Chris Lewis, Mark Hauser, Paige Anderson and Zachary Modelski
MooTech from SUNY New Paltz - MBA Program
Eddie Monroy and Joe Lahita
Higher Q from Marist College, School of Management
Steve Sabato, David Gunter and Ryan Breen
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 140 student teams from 25 New York State colleges and universities have pitched their venture at the New York State Business Plan Competition. The winners are selected each year by esteemed judges including venture capitalists, angels, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs. At the end of the 2012 competition, more than $310,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded to student entrepreneurs in New York State.