Applications Open for New York Business Plan Competition 2024 — Syracuse University News

Five students standing together posing for a photo.

Syracuse University students at 2018 New York Business Plan Competition. From left, Charles Keppler and Serena Ogie Evah Omo Lamai, co-founders of Fiber Free, Kayla Simon and Elizabeth Tarangelo, co-founders of In-Spire, and Julia Haber, founder of WAYV and Home From College.

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC), powered by Upstate Capital, is currently accepting applications through Friday, March 1, from graduate and undergraduate students across Central New York colleges and universities for the regional qualifier in Central New York. This year the regional competition will be held at SUNY Oswego’s downtown Syracuse campus on Friday, March 22. The two top regional teams, as selected by regional business and community leaders, will progress to compete in three rounds of finals, leading to the final competition on Thursday, April 25, in Albany.

The competition promotes entrepreneurial opportunities for college students from across the state who pitch their business plans to seasoned investors. They also receive the opportunity to engage with mentors and judges from the business community. The finals event connects students with business professionals, provides experiential learning opportunities through competitions, connects entrepreneurs with resources at the Entrepreneurship Expo, and awards up to $100,000 in cash prizes to help seed