Congratulations to the teams moving on to round two of the New York Business Plan Competition. Four Syracuse student ventures were among the 18 teams selected from 120 regional winners across New York State for the NYBPC semi-finals on April 20.
.Food & AgTech: Happy Loose Leaf Tea Company (Syracuse), OCTOMIX, Veggie Bites
Health & Wellbeing: Illumenar (Syracuse), Bio-Spire, Pawket Vet
Media, Art & Entertainment: Sus Bots (Syracuse), Open Beats, SWIPS
Products & Hardware: EcoBamboo Living (Syracuse), Photonect, Spinovations
Safety, Power & Mobility: DomCat Technologies, KLAW Industries, LiRevive
Software & Services: JDocs, LawnAdmin, Property Gauge
If you would like to watch the semi-finals, register for the event here. Once you’re registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the online event platform. This is where you can network, watch the winner announcements and the panel presentations in the afternoon.
The agenda is:
9 a.m. Track Pitches
- Food & AgTech
- Health & Wellbeing
- Products & Hardware
10:30 a.m. Track Pitches
- Safety, Power & Mobility
- Media, Art & Entertainment
- Software & Services
12:30 p.m. Track Winner Announcements
1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Workshops + Mentorship
- 1:00 p.m. Company formation and founder agreements, with Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle
- 1:45p.m. Resources for Startups, with Patty Rechberger and Eric Frasser from Fuzehub
Every team that participated in round one is still eligible to win a special prize at Venture NY featuring the grand prize finals. This event, hosted for the first time in Syracuse on April 27, will feature the top in each category pitching for the grand prize. It is being held in conjunction with Venture NY, a startup showcase sponsored by the Upstate Capital Association of New York.