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Capital Region Semifinal Competition

The Capital Region Semifinal Competition of the 2013 New York Business Plan Competition was held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on April 4. 29 student teams from New York’s Capital Region pitched their idea or venture under one of the following six categories:

  • Biotechnology / Healthcare
  • Energy / Sustainability
  • Information Technology / Software
  • Nanotechnology / Advanced Technology
  • Products / Services
  • Social Entrepreneurship / Non-Profit

Capital Region Semifinal Competition Winners

Biotechnology / Healthcare
  • Dental Defense, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Orthograft, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Energy / Sustainability
  • Eonic, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Green Energy Efficiency Solutions, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Information Technology / Software
  • PayWithMe, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Project Connect, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nanotechnology / Advanced Technology
  • COREliability, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Vulcan Technologies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Products / Services
  • H&B Secure Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Rum Dogs, Skidmore College
Social Entrepreneurship / Non-Profit
  • Games4Good, Skidmore College
  • SucceEd Experiential Education, University at Albany

The two winning teams in each of the six categories from the Capital Region Semifinal Competition won $500 cash and have advanced to the final round of the New York Business Plan Competition at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on April 26. They will compete head-to-head for the grand prize against regional semifinal winners from the 9 other Regional Economic Development Council zones of New York – Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island.

Download the Capital Region Semifinal Competition Agenda

Eligibility Requirements

The New York Business Plan Competition reserves the right to withhold prize money and/or in-kind services from winning teams who do not comply with the eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible to apply for and participate in the competition, all teams must meet the following criteria:
  • Consist entirely of currently enrolled graduate and/or undergraduate students from accredited New York colleges and universities
  • A faculty or staff member is required to be listed as an advisor for the team; offering guidance, support, and technical expertise
  • Students may not participate on more than 1 team each year of the competition
  • Cumulative public and private capital raised may not exceed $100,000
  • Student ownership of venture must be 100%
Download the 2013 Competition Flyer
Download the 2013 Team Application
Download the 2013 Presentation Template
Download the 2013 Judges Scoring Rubric
Download the 2013 Rule Book
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