NYS Business Plan Competition Winners

2017 New York Business Plan Competition Winners

Grand Prize - $100,000 cash and in-kind services

  • SparkCharge from Syracuse University (MWBE)

First Place - $10,000 cash and in-kind services

  • Advanced Technology – Natural Cuts from Cornell University
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – SparkCharge from Syracuse University (MWBE)
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – Thrive Projects, Inc. from Syracuse University (MWBE)
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – PowerSpike from Syracuse University and Binghamton University
  • Products – OWA Haircare from Rochester Institute of Technology (MWBE)
  • Services – IIID from Syracuse University and Rochester Institute of Technology

Second Place - $5,000 cash

  • Advanced Technology – Voyant Photonics from Columbia University
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – Verdimine from SUNY Geneseo
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – Moment of Magic from Mt. St. Vincent College (MWBE)
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – Acculis from New York University (MWBE)
  • Products – A.N.R. Medical Supply from Dutchess Community College (MWBE)
  • Services – Phelos from the Fashion Institute of Technology (MWBE)

Third Place - $1,500 cash

  • Advanced Technology – Sanguine Diagnostics from RPI
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – Chalaza Technologies from the University of Rochester
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – Artemis from the University of Rochester (MWBE)
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – Legal Soft from Hofstra University
  • Products – Footsies, LLC from United States Military Academy
  • Services – Coldspace from University at Buffalo (MWBE)

MWBE Recognition Award

  • Advanced Technology – ModoScript LLC from Syracuse University (MWBE)
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – Echuima from Cornell University (MWBE)
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – FiveOne Labs from Columbia University (MWBE)
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – Comake from Cornell University (MWBE)
  • Products – A.N.R. Medical Supply from Dutchess Community College (MWBE)
  • Services – Origin Story from Syracuse University (MWBE)

Undergraduate Excellence Award – recognition award

  • Advanced Technology – Gaia from Rochester Institute of Technology
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – Team Melioria from University of Rochester
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – StandUp Leadership from SUNY Geneseo
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – Busie from Syracuse University
  • Products – StairSafe from the University at Buffalo, Clarkson University, and Hudson Valley Community College
  • Services – Current-C from Marist College

Esprit de Corps – recognition award

  • Advanced Technology – Elevate/Therapeutic Leg Extender from Clarkson University (MWBE)
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – SMART Start House from Clarkson University (MWBE)
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – Storillo from Daemen College and the University at Buffalo
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – Memory Fox from the University at Buffalo
  • Products – Budamundi Lifestyle from SUNY Geneseo
  • Services – Onyx Photo from the Fashion Institute of Technology (MWBE)

People’s Choice Award

  • Advanced Technology – LifeForce from SUNY New Paltz (MWBE)
  • NYSERDA Clean Technology – Solar Water LLC from Clarkson University
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit – Shine the Magazine from Syracuse University (MWBE)
  • TroyWeb Consulting Information Technology/Software – LunchBux from CUNY Baruch
  • Products – Schwab’s Cider Port from Wells College
  • Services – Lifted Roots Vertical Farms from Farmingdale State College