Two dozen teams of entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Finger Lakes Regional Semi-Finalist Presentation Round of the New York State Business Plan Competition, held at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Student Innovation Hall.
Teams representing RIT, University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, Hobart and William Smith, State University College at Geneseo and State University College at Brockport will present their business ideas to a panel of judges.
The teams will have six minutes to talk about their plans followed by four minutes of questions from the judges.
Categories include Biotechnology/Healthcare, Energy/Sustainability, Information Technology/Software, Nanotechnology/Advanced Technology, Products/Services, and Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit. The top two teams in each category will go on to compete for $500,000 in prizes at the statewide finals at the State University of New York at Albany on April 26.
The judges will be:
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The New York Business Plan Competition is one of the largest business competitions in the nation. More than 50 colleges and universities with more than 300 teams are expected to participate statewide. Last year’s grand prize winner was Strong Arm Technologies from RIT.