Panasci, ACC InVenture Prize, iPrize, New York Business Plan Competition applications open this week, along with Invent@SU

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Applications are all open this week for this exciting slate of spring competitions.   For the most updated info about competitions and funding opportunities for your great idea, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @LaunchPadSYR, and our brand new LinkedIn company page.

Spring competitions include:

  • Panasci Business Plan Competition: Applications now open and extended to February 14, 2020; competition April 10-11, 2020. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.  Check for details on Martin J. Whitman School of Management website:
  • ACC In Venture Prize: Applications now open and due Feb. 7, 2020; competition Feb. 21, 2020. Open to undergraduate students or recent graduates of ACC universities within one year of graduation from their undergraduate program.  This is a prize competition that pits top inventors of the ACC network against each other at a live PBS-televised event in April 2020 at NC State University in Raleigh.  Apply at:
  • Raymond von Dran iPrize: Applications now open and are due March 13, 2020; competition March 27, 2020. Open to all graduate and undergraduate students working on venture ideas for products, services, technologies and social impact ventures.  A pitch workshop will be held on March 6, 2020 in the LaunchPad. This is also part of Compete CNY, the regional qualifier for the New York State Business Plan Competition.  Apply at Select Central New York.
  • Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award: Applications now open and due March 13, 2020; competition March 27, 2020. Open to undergraduate and graduate students at Syracuse competing in the iPrize.  Apply at:
  • Compete CNY:  Applications now open and due March 13, 2020.  Regional teams will be selected at the Compete CNY qualifier.  Competition is May 1, 2020 in Albany, New York. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students at New York State Universities.  Check for updated details at and apply at:

Applications are also now open for Invent@SU, and immersive innovation accelerator to be held on campus May 11 – June 19.  Accepted students will participate in a weekend workshop April 18 – 19.