2016 New York Business Plan Competition
Finger Lakes Region



In order to be eligible to apply for and participate in both the Regional Contest and Statewide Final 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
  • Consist of one (1) to a maximum of six (6) members, excluding the advisor
  • 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 one (1) team each year of the competition
  • Each entry must be submitted to only one (1) of the above six (6) categories, i.e. the same entry cannot be submitted to multiple categories (if the entry overlaps multiple categories, the team must choose one category to compete in based on the Track Definitions┬áprovided on the second page of the application).
  • All mobile apps must be entered in the Information Technology / Software category.
  • The judges reserve the right to move entries into another category that fits the business idea.
  • Cumulative public and private capital raised may not exceed $100,000
  • Student ownership of venture must be 100%

Download the 2015 Statewide Competition Rule Book