Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 New York State Business Plan Competition! Applications Now Being Accepted

The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at the University at Albany, UAlbany's School of Business, the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer, and Syracuse University will host the third annual New York State Business Plan Competition on April 26, 2012.

The New York State Business Plan Competition is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2009 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York State's colleges and universities.
The competition encourages students to fully engage in their research and allows them to gain valuable experience through presenting their business plan to potential investors and industry executives. The top applications will be selected by an external panel of judges to present in the final round of the competition and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes.

Since 2010, over 35 student teams from 13 New York State colleges have presented at the competition. At the end of the 2011 competition, more than $150,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?
Current undergraduate and graduate students from accredited colleges located in New York State. Teams must have a faculty advisor. Ventures should fall into one of the following categories: Healthcare, Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Clean Energy / Sustainability, Services, Social / Non-Profit.

WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?
Over $100,000 in cash prizes

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
The 2012 competition is being held on Thursday, April 26 at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, NY.

HOW DO I APPLY?
All interested teams should go to http://www.nybplan.com/, complete the application, and submit it to Nicholas Querques at nquerques@albany.edu by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

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