Over $50,000* on the line for your business!

Applications are now open for the 2019 Central New York Business Plan Competition regional qualifier, hosted at Syracuse University on March 29th.

Compete CNY is open to any part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a Central New York college or university. Including: Syracuse University, Colgate University, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, Wells College, Cazenovia College, Upstate Medical University, OCC, and CCC.

The 2019 CompeteCNY competition will be held on Friday, March 29 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library.

  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. - check-in

  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. - Judges' Briefing

  • 2:00-4:30 p.m. - Pitches

  • 4:30-5:00 p.m. - Judges Deliberation

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. - Innovation Celebration Party

Continue reading to decide which  competition track your idea falls under...

Decided on your track? Check out the full application process and how to crush it!

Top two teams from each category will earn the coveted honor to pitch their brilliant ideas in the statewide finals in Albany, NY, in front of an atrium full of investors, entrepreneurs, and journalists.

Applications close on March 22nd, so HURRY!


* All CNY students may compete for the $50,000 NYBPC grand prize at the Albany finals; Syracuse University students may compete for an additional amount of prize money given out simultaneously by the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University in the RvD iPrize competition and the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.

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