Regional and NYS Business Plan Competition

The New York Business Plan Competition is a venture creation and innovation competition to encourage entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities.

The 10 major regions of New York hold regional competitions before the state finals. The Finger Lakes regional winners will go head-to-head with finalists from nine other regions for cash and prizes in the statewide competition.

Applications are not yet open for the 2024 New York Business Plan Competition. Apply to represent RIT in the Finger Lakes Regional qualifier!

After a preliminary judging round, selected semi-finalists will be invited to give a 6 to 8-minute presentation followed by 6 minutes of Q&A from a panel of regional judges. The top two teams from each category (up to 12 teams from the Finger Lakes region) will be selected to participate in the Statewide Competition, where they will compete against finalists from the other nine regions in New York.

Application Deadline: 2024 Dates are TBD
Finger Lakes Regional Competition: 2024 Dates are TBD
New York Business Plan Finals: 2024 Dates are TBD

Apply for Regionals Today!

Learn more about the New York Business Plan Competition


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