Mid-Hudson Business Plan Competition
2023 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
The 11th Annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
will be hosted at Marist College on March 31, 2023
Student Applications for the MHRBPC are now open!
Competition Tracks for 2023 Competitions:
Learn more about the 2023 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
March 1, 2023, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Register here. Registration is required for this virtual event.
If the registration link is not working, please use the URL below for March 1st “Ask the Experts!” session.
Former students and winners of the MHRBPC and NYBPC will share their experiences encountered during the different phases of the competition, including developing their business idea and plan, the support they received from college advisors and community mentors, pitching to a panel of judges, building their entrepreneurial network, and what they are doing now including decisions and steps to launch their business.
2020 MHRBPC and NYBPC WinnerChristina Byrde from team NightCap, who will share her experience of winning in the Agtech & Food track, 1st Place at the regional level and 2nd place at the NY state level, when she was a student at Iona University. Learn about her business venture and tips to prepare, present and answer judges’ questions during the competition.
The Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition encourages students to learn how to compete, develop a business plan, think like an entrepreneur, and transform their idea into a new business venture while providing them with tools, funding, and resources available in the New York state area.
We hope to motivate and inspire student teams from colleges and universities across all seven counties (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester) of our region to compete for the opportunity to move on to the statewide competition in Albany.
The Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition (MHRBPC) has grown each year with increased enthusiasm from regional colleges and their teams of passionate student entrepreneurs. Students have “Perfected their Pitch” showing passion, sophistication, and commitment, turning ideas into reality.
Learn more about the New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) https://nybpc.org/
Business Plan Competition:
The Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, along with the New York State competition, represents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial students to engage with business and government leaders, angel investors, venture capitalists, and public investors, and get invaluable feedback for the potential launch of their business venture. Hosting the competition once again on a virtual platform in 2023, student teams will have a unique opportunity to present their business plan ideas, work with mentors, and receive valuable feedback.
“OWNING ONE’S OWN ECONOMIC OUTPUT IS THE CORE OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET.”
NOA SIMONS, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF THE UPSTATE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
The NYBPC, New York’s statewide intercollegiate business plan competition, includes content, mentorship, and prize money for eligible students enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities in New York state. The NYBPC will award $100k in prize money, with the 2023 Grand Prize winner receiving $35,000.
Since 2010, this program has helped launch 100s of student-led ventures, providing over $1M in prize money and supporting over $150M in private investment and economic value.
First-place winners receive cash prizes and ongoing mentorship to advance their student-led ventures. The competition starts with students competing in all 10 regions across the state in March and April and culminates with finalists from each region competing at the state level for recognition and prize money in April.
Over 1,000 students from all 10 regions (Mid-Hudson, New York City, Long Island, Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Central New York, Southern Tier, Western New York, and the Finger Lakes) competed in regional competitions.
From the New York Business Plan Competition, more than 100 businesses have been started, and the NYBPC has seeded over $1M, yielding over $20M in additional funding for these startups.
Check back for registration for the NYBPC Grand Prize Finals! The statewide entrepreneurship competition will culminate with a live, in-person event on April 27, 2023, as part of Upstate Capital’s event, Venture NY. This is New York’s premier event for angel investors, early-stage companies, and innovation ecosystem partners.
- Startup pitches and investor networking
- Panels and workshops on early-stage investing and funding for companies
- Syracuse Innovation Tour featuring the Salt City Market, the Tech Garden and more
- Grand prize finals for the NYBPC with $30,000 in cash prizes awarded
- Keynote conversation with Seth Levine from the Foundry
- Group, and co-author Elizabeth MacBride on their book, “The New Builders”
Join us for another exciting year of Business Plan Competitions!
Check back frequently for updates. Contact Roberta Diggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Worrad at email@example.com with any questions or to be added to our contact listings for regional colleges/universities, judges, mentors or sponsors.
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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.