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Regional Competitions

The 2013 New York Business Plan Competition has expanded to feature the 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones of New York – Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island. Selected regional partner institutions hosted semifinal competitions in each of these regions in early April.



The top teams from each of the regions advanced to the statewide final competition where they went head-to-head for the $100,000 grand prize at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on April 26.

More information about each regional semifinal competition, including application deadlines and links to the competition websites, is below.

Capital Region

Hosts: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany School of Business, Siena College, Skidmore College, and Hudson Valley Community College
Application Deadline:
March 15, 2013
Competition Date:
April 4, 2013
Location: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NanoFab South Auditorium
Website: Capital Region Regional Competition
Contact: Nicholas Querques, Assistant Vice President for Clean Energy Programs, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
nquerques@albany.edu

Central New York

Hosts: Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF
Application Deadline:
March 6, 2013
Competition Date: April 13, 2013
Location: Syracuse University, Hinds Hall
Website: Central New York Regional Competition
Contact: Bruce Kingma, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Syracuse University
brkingma@syr.edu

North Country

Host: Clarkson University and SUNY Plattsburgh
Application Deadline:
March 15, 2013
Competition Date: March 29, 2013
Location: Clarkson University, Student Center
Website: North Country Regional Competition
Contact: Erin Draper, Director of Operations, Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, Clarkson University
edraper@clarkson.edu

Mohawk Valley

Host: SUNYIT
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Competition Date: April 10, 2013
Location: SUNYIT, Student Center Multi Purpose Room
Website: Mohawk Valley Regional Competition
Contact: Kate Alcott, Business Advisor, Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center, SUNYIT; Marv Meissner, Associate Director, Professional Development, SUNYIT
alcottk@sunyit.edu; marvin.meissner@sunyit.edu

Finger Lakes

Hosts: University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology
Application Deadline: March 8, 2013
Competition Date: April 3, 2013
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology, Student Innovation Hall and Golisano Auditorium
Website: Finger Lakes Regional Competition
Contact: Maureen Konopka, Program Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
maureen.konopka@rochester.edu

Western New York

Hosts: Canisius College and University at Buffalo
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Competition Date: April 18, 2013
Location: Canisius College, Montante Cultural Arts Center
Website: Western New York Regional Competition
Contact: Melinda Sanderson, Executive Director, Women’s Business Center, Canisius College
sandersm@canisius.edu

Southern Tier

Host: Cornell University
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Competition Date: April 5, 2013
Location: Cornell University, Sage Hall
Website: Southern Tier Regional Competition
Contact: CJ Halabi, Fund Manager, BR Venture Fund, Cornell University
cjh248@cornell.edu; ContactEII@cornell.edu

Mid-Hudson

Host: Marist College
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Competition Date: April 12, 2013
Location: Marist College, Hancock Center
Website: Mid-Hudson Regional Competition
Contact: Susan Scanlon, Director of Corporate Outreach, Institute for Data Center Professionals, Marist College
susan.scanlon@marist.edu

New York City

Hosts: Long Island University-Brooklyn, New York Institute of Technology, and SUNY Levin Institute
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Competition Date: April 3, 2013
Location: New York Institute of Technology, NYIT Auditorium
Website: New York City Regional Competition
Contact: Lesley Stroll, SUNY Levin
lesley.stroll@suny.edu

Long Island

Host: Stony Brook University
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Competition Date: April 11, 2013
Location: Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall
Contact: Ann-Marie Scheidt, Director of Economic Development, Stony Brook University
annmarie.scheidt@stonybrook.edu

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