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12th Annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition (MHRBPC)

The Perfect Your Pitch and Mentoring Information Session was held on February 1, 2023 (virtual)

The "Perfect Your Pitch" and Mentoring Information Session was recorded. Please click here for a recording of this session. 

This session included a brief overview of the MHRBPC, updates for the student application process, and a "Perfect Your Pitch" Presentation on how to communicate persuasively.

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Learn how to communicate persuasively to perfect a business plan pitch and prepare for the competition, along with connecting to successful community members through the business plan competition mentoring program to assist with your entrepreneurial journey.

Cynthia Worrad, Assistant Dean of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics  provided a brief overview of key information for the 2023 MHRBPC and mentoring program. 

The 12th Annual MHRBPC for eligible college students will take place in-person at Marist College on April 5, 2024.  Learn how to apply, prepare, compete and win prizes!

Dr. Jennifer Robinette, Assistant Professor of Communication and Public Relations at Marist College shared her tips on how to "Perfect Your Pitch", and create an informative and engaging business plan pitch video and in-person pitch to engage the judges.

Learn more about our Perfect Your Pitch presenter:

Welcome Guest Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Robinette

Assistant Professor of Communication and Public Relations

Marist College

Dr. Jennifer Robinette

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The Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition encourages students to build their own business idea and compete for funding. Winners of the regional competition have the opportunity to move on to compete in the NYS Business Plan Competition (NYBPC).  The business plan competitions encourage students to think like entrepreneurs and provide them with in-kind and monetary support and incentives to develop their prospective businesses.

For questions, contact Roberta Diggins at or Cynthia Worrad at

Mid-Hudson Regional Business Competition (MHRBPC) Date: April 5, 2024, hosted in-person at Marist College. Applications will open in January 2024.


New York State Competition (NYBPC): Winners from the 10 regions in New York State get the opportunity to move on to the NYBPC finals, held over three elimination rounds. First Round: Student Team Videos and Slide Decks are required for asynchronous judging and selection of top teams per track and special prize winners. Second Round: Student Teams Pitch business plans to a panel of judges, in-person in individual Tracks on April 25, 2024; and Third Round: Winning Team in each Track from round two competes in-person for Grand Prize. Also, see for more information and updates.

Learn more about the New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC)

NYS Rulebook for 2023 (check back for the 2024 NYS Rulebook)


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