NYS Business Plan Competition
The 2018 Long Island Regional NYS Business Plan Competition
Part of the New York Business Plan Competition
People's Choice Award 2017: William Turano-Lifted Roots Vertical Farms
Long Island Regional Competition First Place Winner 2017: Montana Mussillo, Constance Cooper, Nikola Georgiev, Tahamina Akter-Stackhouse
This Student Business Plan Competition encourages students to think "Shark Tank" and come up with their own Business Idea. Students will compete for funding. The NYS Business Plan Competition encourages students to think like entrepreneurs and provides them with tools and resources to develop their prospective businesses. This competition is open to students in all fields.
Background and Mission
As new centers of power emerge in the global economy, the capacity of our region and state to "grow our own" innovative products and services, startup companies and good quality jobs continues to gain in importance. Led by the European Union and the U.S., the top 20 nations in GDP now also include not only China, Japan, and Russia but also Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Indonesia and Turkey. In addition to sustaining and enhancing our nation's leadership in science and engineering, one of the most critical factors in our success as a nation, state and region is fostering entrepreneurial talent. The goal of New York State Business Plan Competition and its regional affiliate, DARE (Dare to Risk Entrepreneurship) Long Island, 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. Dr. Jing Betty Feng has made herself available to answer any questions you may have on your Business Plan. (Fengj@farmingdale.edu, 631-420-2186)
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
- Social Entrepreneurship/Non-Profit
- Clean Tech
- Advanced Tech
Deadline to submit Application is February 9, 2018.
February 9, 2018 Deadline to submit Application
Feb 23, 2018 Bootcamps for competition
April 4, 2018- Farmingdale campus Finals
TBD - Long Island Regional Finals
- NYSBPC Long Island Regionals, April 1-2014
- NYSBPC Long Island Regionals, April 2-2015
- NYSBPC Long Island Regionals, April 7-2016
- NYSBPC Long Island Regionals, April 4-2017