The New York Business Plan Competition is underway. Be a mentor, judge or sponsor.

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The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries was pleased to host Compete CNY, the regional qualifier for the New York Business Plan Competition. We’re looking forward to the upcoming state finals.  There are still ways to get involved.  Join the NYBPC as a mentor, judge or sponsor, and enjoy early access to emerging startups, connections with investors and business leaders, recognition in the community and satisfaction for paying it forward by helping young entrepreneurs. 

2020 NYBPC mentorship sessions will be held as part of the NYBPC program, with students and mentors paired using custom matchmaking software. Mentorship offers the opportunity for student entrepreneurs to connect with the business community and gain perspective from experienced business leaders. Create longer-term relationships that can develop and evolve in meaningful ways over time through mentorship.  Learn more about NYBPC mentorship opportunities here.

Join the NYBPC as a judge, alongside some of the state’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Provide valuable feedback to the student ventures and learn insights from fellow judges that are relevant to both startup and growth companies.  Build out your professional network, while seeing top talent from colleges and universities across New York State. Apply to be a judge here.

The New York Business Plan Competition is also seeking sponsors to increase the amount of valuable non-dilutive funding available to student teams. Why support the NYBPC? Get a sneak peek at new technologies and innovations emerging across the state. Sponsor dedicated awards to cultivate the growth of minority and women entrepreneurs. Support the next generation of entrepreneurs who are ready and willing to launch their dreams. Keep the momentum going.  The NYBPC works. More than 10,000 students have gained skills, knowledge and connections and over 100 student entrepreneurs have gone on to launch companies and raise over $20 million in outside capital.  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.