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The 12th Annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition

April 5, 2024 

For more information, please contact Cynthia Worrad, or Roberta Diggins,

The 12th annual Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition was hosted at Marist College, on Friday, April 5, 2024. 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, first round asynchronous judging, then in-person for the 2nd round and 3rd round in the New York Business Plan Competition Finals on April 25, 2024.  For more details on winning teams, please check out our home page. 


New York State Competition: Held over three elimination rounds in April 2024. 

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Competition Tracks for 2024 Competitions: 

  • Food & Agtech: Agricultural Technology, Food Product, Food Service
  • Health & Wellbeing: Health IT, Life Science, Medtech, Wellbeing
  • Learn, Work & Live: Education, Community Building, Productivity, Fintech
  • Safety, Power & Mobility: Defense, Energy, Climate Tech, First Responder, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation
  • Products & Hardware: Business plans don’t fall into other tracks
  • Software & Services: Business plans don’t fall into other tracks

NYS Rulebook for 2024

Sample Presentations:

-    Photonect: Juniyali Nauriyal and Sushant Kumar, University of Rochester (2022 Grand Prize)

-    Step2,3 LLC: Shannon Sincere Dawson, SUNY at Purchase College (2022 GRYT Health Award)

-    RHM Innovations: Courtney Burris (University at Buffalo) + Brandon Davis Burris (University of Rochester), (2023 Grand Prize Winner, pitching at the NYBPC Finals)

-    From the 2020 MHRBPC, NightCap Christina Bryde, MHRBPC (2020 MHRBPC 1st Place AgTech and Food Track Winner, and NYBPC 2nd Place AgTech and Food Track Winner)  

Download the NYS Rulebook

Picture of NYBPC Rulebook

Additional Resources:

Libguides: MHRBPC

Marist Makerspace Lab


·       Student Applications for the MHRBPC are closed.

·       Requirements:  To compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, student team applications and submissions must be submitted by the required deadline.  

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  • Preliminary Judging:  Judges reviewed submissions prior to the final competition.

  • Competition Day:  April 5, 2024, MHRBP Competition held at Marist College, Student Center. 

    • Students presented live and answer judges Q & A.

  • State Competition:  The top two teams from each track moved onto the statewide finals. For the state final calendar, click here.

  • Students who moved onto Round Two of the state finals were required to attend the in-person event in order to compete.

  • Attending the NYBPC finals was a great way to advance your business, meet people, check out the competition, and continue to build your venture. Everyone was welcome to attend and take advantage of the Startup Showcase, workshops, mentoring and much more.