2013 New York Business Plan Competition


The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany, in partnership with UAlbany's School of Business, the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Union Graduate College School of Management organized a regional business plan competition with a focus on energy technology. The inaugural event was held at CNSE's facilities on April 28, 2010; it was meant to encourage students to fully engage in their research and allow them to gain valuable experience through presenting their business plan to potential investors and industry executives.



Local US Event
Albany, NY
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Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible

Since 2010, over 140 student teams from 25 of New York’s colleges and universities have presented at the competition. The winners are selected each year by esteemed judges including venture capitalists, angels, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs. At the end of the 2012 competition, more than $310,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded to student entrepreneurs.