Mid-Hudson Business Plan Competition

2022 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition


The 10th Annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
was hosted by Marist College on 
April 1, 2022

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The tenth annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition was hosted by Marist College, on Friday, April 1, 2022.  The top two winning teams in each track at the regional competitions had the opportunity to compete in the NYBPC finals, which were judged in three rounds with video pitches submitted by April 8, 2022, for asynchronous judging at the state level, then the top three teams in each track competed live virtually on April 20, 2022, and the top team in each track went on to compete in-person at the 2022 New York Business Plan Competition Celebration and Grande Finale on April 27, 2022.

 

New York State Business Plan Competition finals were held on April 27, 2022

Congratulations to Team Step2,3 LLC who was the recipient of the prestigious GRYT Award at the New York State Business Plan Competition finals in Syracuse, NY.  Team Step2, 3 LLC, team member Shannon Dawson of SUNY Purchase College, was presented the GRYT Award by Dr. Daniel Platt, Chief Medical Officer of GRYT Health. GRYT Health presented this award for creating opportunities and building a community as part of its business model.  

 

Team OCTOMIX, from SUNY New Paltz, was selected to move forward to Round Two of the NYSBPC final competition in track AgTech & Food. OCTOMIX Team members from SUNY New Paltz, Jillian Curcio, Zachary Fanion, Jozef Harvan, Alyssa Mead, and Laura Sarmiento were well-prepared for the judges and it was evident that team OCTOMIX had thoroughly researched their product.  They presented with confidence and assurance of their product’s growth strategy and sustainability in the market. Congratulations to all of the team members, advisors, and mentors.

 

Congratulations to the 2022 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition 1st and 2nd place teams. 

VIEW here for additional information about the 2022 MHRBPC teams. See their story!

Competition Tracks for 2022 Competitions: 

 

  • Food and AgTech: agricultural technology, food product, food service
  • Health & Wellbeing: education, health IT, life science, medtech, wellbeing
  • Safety, Power & Mobility: defense, energy, first responder, infrastructure, mobility & transportation 
  • Media, Art & Entertainment: entertainment, gaming, media, art
  • Products & Hardware: general track for ventures with business models that may not apply to other tracks
  • Services and Software: general track for ventures with business models that may not apply to other tracks

 

At the regional level, with support from Marist College and area sponsors, cash prizes were awarded to the first- and second-place teams in each track.

 

Learn more about the 2022 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition

Check out the Information Session tab for information shared at the November 18, 2021, 10th annual MHRBPC Kick-off and Information Session.

Check out the Perfect Your Pitch tab for information shared at the February 9, 2022, annual MHRBPC Perfect Your Pitch and Mentoring Program Information Session.

Our Mission

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.

For more information contact Cynthia Worrad at cynthia.worrad@marist.edu or Roberta Diggins at roberta.diggins@marist.edu.

 

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.

 

For an electronic copy of the MHRBPC timeline, click here.

 

New York State Timeline Details click > NYBPC Timeline

Review the 2022 NYBPC Rulebook click >  Rulebook 

 

Additional Resources:

Libguides: MHRBPC

Marist College MakerSpace Lab

 

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 2022, student teams will have a unique opportunity to present their business plan ideas, work with mentors, and receive valuable feedback.

 

 

New York Business Plan Competition

“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 2021 Grand Prize winner received $10,000.

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.

Registration is open for the NYBPC Grand Prize Finals! The statewide entrepreneurship competition will culminate with a live, in-person event on April 27 in Syracuse, NY, 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”


Both in-person and online tickets are available.   Register today!

Link to the landing page for more information and to register: : https://upstatecapital.org/annual-events/venture-ny/.

 

Check back frequently for updates.  Contact Roberta Diggins at roberta.diggins@marist.edu or Cynthia Worrad at cynthia.worrad@marist.edu with any questions or to be added to our contact listings for regional colleges/universities, judges, mentors or sponsors. 

Review the 2022 NYBPC Rulebook click >  Rulebook 

Information and Resources

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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.