Business Plan Competition

2020 Competition

In the fifth 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 contact Gabriella Czerw at czerwga@farmingdale.edu or call 934-420-5208.

school of business

School of Business Building, Room 323
934-420-2189
businessdean@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Email

Gabriella Czerw
Assistant to the Dean

Email

Mengsteab Tesfayohannes-Beraki
Assistant Professor 10 Months