BLDC/EAP Business Plan Competition 2011


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP)

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Applicants must either plan to start a business or have an existing business that is no more than five years old. 

All business plans must be based in the City of Binghamton. 

Applicants must either have been a client of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program at Broome Community College at some point since September 2005 or must attend a one-day workshop on business plan development. 
Important Dates

Registration deadline is March 4, 2011. Those contestants selected as finalists must submit a written business plan by May 27, 2011. Finalists will give 15-minute oral presentations to the judges panel on June 14-15, 2011. The business plan competition winner will be announced on June 23, 2011, following the monthly BLDC board meeting.

Competition Prizes

$5,000 cash prize to business plan competition winner

Other Info

This competition offers not only a cash prize to be used for a new business in the City, but also helpful training for all those who are starting a company—or are interested in doing so.