Mid-Hudson Business Plan Competition

2022 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition


The 10th Annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
April 1, 2022 
Virtual Competition and Awards Ceremony

10th anniversary logo

 

 

The tenth annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, will be hosted by Marist College, on Friday, April 1, 2022. In 2022, the regional and state-level business plan competitions are being hosted as virtual and in-person events. The top two winning teams in each track at the regional competitions will be required to submit video pitches by April 1, 2022 for asynchronous judging at the state level, then the top three teams in each track will compete live virtually on April 13, 2022, and the top team in each track goes on to compete in-person at the 2022 New York Business Plan Competition Celebration and Grande Finale on April 27, 2022.

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.

 

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 back for Student Application information to open in January 2022.

Check back for registration details for the virutal Perfect Your Pitch and Mentoring Information Session on February 9, 2022 at 5 pm - 7 pm.

See Judges page for information for judges and mentors.

 

Check back for 2022 Competition Tracks - to be announced in March 2022

 

Competition Tracks from 2021 Competitions:


Agricultural Technology & Food
Infrastructure, First Responder & Defense
Medical Technology & Life Sciences
Education & Well-Being
Consumer & Business Products
Software & Services

 

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

 

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.

timeline 2022

Review the 2022 NYBPC Rulebook click >  Rulebook 

 

Additional Resources:

Libguides: MHRBPC

Marist College MakerSpace Lab

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.

 

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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Join the elite group of winners of the MHRBPC.

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.