3/19/2014 5:30:00 PM

Utica Observer-Dispatch: More than $500,000 available in student business competition

Utica Observer-Dispatch

College students from across the state will be competing for a chance to win more than $500,000 in prizes for their start-up business ideas.

Now in its fifth year, the New York State Business Competition has become the largest of its kind in the Northeast, and more than 500 teams from about 60 colleges and universities are expected to participate in this year’s competition April 25 at College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.

“SUNY is once again proud to support New York’s college students by working with our educational and business partners to provide an unmatched entrepreneurial experience,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “This robust competition acts as a forum for some of the most innovative student ideas, and by pairing these students with eager investors, venture capitalists and sophisticated business leaders, the business plan competition has become one more way to showcase the powerful opportunities that exist for New York’s students.”

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