Finger Lakes Regional Business Plan

The New York Business Plan Competition is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2009 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. The 10 major regions of New York (Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island) will hold regional competitions prior to the finals. The Finger Lakes regional winners will go head-to-head with finalists from nine other regions for $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the statewide competition on April 28, 2017 in Albany, New York. The competition is open to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline. There is no fee to enter.


The submissions for Spring 2017 are to one of six categories:

  • Advanced Tech
  • Clean Tech
  • Social / Non-Profit
  • Software / IT
  • Services
  • Products

Click the links below for the following information:

Questions and Application Process


For more information contact Rupa Thind.