Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that applications are now available for the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition. Deadlines are fast approaching for student teams from across the state to apply for the chance to win more than $500,000 in total prizes as part of the upcoming regional competitions and the statewide final round which will be held at CNSE on April 25. The competition is being sponsored by SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), in collaboration with Title Sponsors SEFCU and the State University of New York (SUNY).
“My colleagues in state government have worked hard to make SUNY campuses the leading drivers of economic growth in communities across the state. This program will encourage New York State college students to apply themselves to the best of their abilities, while giving them hands-on experience in their field of study,” said Senator Joe Robach in support of this higher education program.
Presented by CNSE in partnership with the University at Albany School of Business and Syracuse University, more than $500,000 in prizes is available to the top student-led startups from accredited colleges and universities throughout New York State. Each team will pitch a business idea to a panel of judges that includes national venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs.
More than 60 colleges and universities are expected to participate from across New York. Interested students are encouraged to submit their business plans for innovations related to areas that include nanotechnology/advanced technology, energy/sustainability, biotechnology/healthcare, information technology/software, products/services, and social entrepreneurship/non-profit.
Joe Robach has always supported and advocated for a variety of higher education programs like the New York Business Plan Competition.