Business Plan Competition

Do You Have The Next Big Idea?

The goal of New York State Business Plan Competition is to encourage student entrepreneurs to self-identify and provide them with tools and resources to develop their fledgling ventures. All will receive entrepreneurial development support; up to twelve will receive cash awards and the opportunity to compete for larger prizes at the statewide level. Students compete at the Campus finals level for an opportunity to advance to the Long Island Regional Competition where they compete against students from NYIT, SUNY Old Westbury, Stony Brook University, and Hofstra.

2021 Competition

In the sixth year Farmingdale continues to participate in the Long Island Regional program as part of the New York State Business Plan Competition (NYSBPC). No Farmingdale State college student will be turned away.

NYSBPC Industry Categories

AgTech & Food
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service that relates to agriculture, food

production or distribution or food waste

  • Examples: tea subscription box, crop management software, composting service, protein shakes,

craft beer or alcoholic beverages, food prep subscription boxes

Energy & Environment
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service, not included in any previous category,

that relates to energy, clean energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental,
and/or sustainability applications.

  • Examples: Recycling technology, LED manufacturing technology, lithium ion batteries, clean

energy crowdfunding service

Military & First Responder
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service,not included in any previous category,

that relates to the needs of utility workers, military, first responders, government applications or
transportation industry.

  • Examples: high temperature safety clothes, utility inspection software, drone technology, fleet

management and routing software

MedTech & Well-Being
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service, not included in any previous category,

that relates to biotech, sports, medical care or well-being, including mental health.

  • Examples: new method for testing pharmaceuticals, physical therapy massager, implant

technology, suicide prevention apps, skin care solution

Technology & Entertainment
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service, not included in any previous category,
that relates to consumer software/online platforms, cryptocurrency, entertainment, fintech, or
music.
  • Examples: an app that helps pairs potential roommates, a website/app that uses social media to
collect payments from friends, a web service designed to tailor resumes for specific jobs, a file
sharing service, software platform for salon management
Consumer Products & Services
  • Any idea, technology, process, product, and/or service, not included in any previous category, generally intended for use by individuals or households.
  • Examples: designer eyewear, custom vending machines, camera backpack, fashion subscription box, custom clothing design

 

Resources & Application

For additional resources please email Gabriella Czerw at czerwga@Farmingdale.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

school of business

School of Business Building, Room 323
934-420-2189
businessdean@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

Email

Richard Vogel
Dean School of Business

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Nanda Viswanathan
Chair/Assistant Dean

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William Steedle
Assistant Dean

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Mary-Beth Liegmann
Secretary

Last Modified 1/12/21