The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is an intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition powered by Upstate Capital. The NYBPC has provided a platform for training New York’s next generation of entrepreneurs and launched new ventures, commercializing innovations developed on college campuses across New York. Students have the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in their field and the potential to win investment funds for their startup! The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and Cornell University are proud to support the NYBPC and host the Southern Tier Regional Competition.
How It Works
All students are invited to apply! Undergraduate, graduate, exchange and/or community college students who are enrolled part or full-time at an accredited New York college or university during the current academic year are eligible. Startups must be 50% or more student owned and cumulative capital raised may not exceed $100,000.
Dates to Remember
Southern Tier Regional Competition
The NYBPC kicks off with regional semifinals, hosted by local partner colleges and universities. The top two teams from each of the six different industry tracks will then move on to compete at the statewide competition. Regional competitions are held each of New York’s ten geographic zones. Students attending a New York State accredited college or university in the following counties fall into the Southern Tier region; Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins.
The Southern Tier regional competition is supported by Binghamton University and Cornell University. The round one semifinal competition will feature a virtual model, allowing students to pitch via zoom.
Friday, March 22, 2024
Virtual Competition Held Via Zoom
Frequently Asked Questions
The official prize amounts will be announced in March. In 2023, the first place winners in each category received $10,000.
Startups must be 50% or more student owned and cumulative capital raised may not exceed $100,000.
The competition is divided into 10 regional events across the state, regional event winners then go on to compete at the state level.
You can if you are presenting more than one idea/company. The same idea/company can NOT compete in more than one regional event per year.
Yes, we encourage students across campuses to form teams, however they must pick one region to compete in.