8th Annual New York Business Plan Competition

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Regional Competitions

The 2017 New York Business Competition will feature regional competitions in New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones – Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island. Regional partner colleges and universities will host semifinal competitions in their regions in April. The top teams from each of the 10 regions advanced to the final round of the statewide competition, where they will compete head-to-head for the grand prize in Albany, NY on April 28, 2017.

More information about each regional competition can be found by clicking on your region below. You will be redirected to the regional competition home page.

Capital Region

Central New York

Finger Lakes

Long Island


Mohawk Valley

New York City

North Country

Southern Tier

Western New York

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