Ram Tank

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Ram Tank/NYBPC Round 1

Ram Tank, like the popular TV show Shark Tank, presents a unique opportunity for members of the FSC community to showcase their talents by presenting ideas to an esteemed panel of judges. Through this event, contestants will receive valuable feedback and expert advice from established individuals in the industry.  The accepted submissions will have the chance to present their ideas to a panel of professionals as well as to the Farmingdale community in an effort to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and professional networking.

Students also have the opportunity to advance on to the Long Island New York Business Plan Competition (round 2) and then further into the state-wide competition (round 3).

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, Adelphi, and Hofstra.

Ram Tank (and NYBPC) Application


2024 Competition (all information is subject to change)

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

Competition Dates

*Subject to change

Ram Tank: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Long Island Regional Competition: Friday, March 29, 2024
State Finals Competition: N/A

2024 NYBPC Industry Categories 

*subject to change 

Safety, Power, & Mobility
Health & Wellbeing
Food & Agtech
Learn, Work, & Play
Products & Hardware
Software & Services
Applications are due: March 6th, 2024 11:59pm.


Sponsored by Soter Technologies


school of business

School of Business Building, Room 323
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Richard Vogel
Dean School of Business


Corinna Magno
Administrative Assistant 2


Nanda Viswanathan
Chair/Assistant Dean


William Steedle
Asst Dean School of Business/Assoc Professor of Vis Com


Dimitrios Zarafopoulos
Accreditation Coordinator


Kenneth Tax
Sr. Network Admin - BUSC

Last Modified 4/24/24