Brooklyn Public Library PowerUp! Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

Brooklyn Public Library

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Anyone who lives in Brooklyn, NY and wants to start a business in Brooklyn is eligible to enter the business plan competition. 

All applicants must attend one of the orientation sessions being held at the Brooklyn Public Library branches. 
Important Dates

Mandatory orientation sessions, which all applicants must attend once, begin on March 22, 2011 and run through April 13, 2011. See the competition's website for details on locations and specific times.

Entrants will find out more about the specifics of the competition, including dates and deadlines, at the orientation sessions.

Competition Prizes

First place - $15,000

Two second place prizes - $5,000 each

Three Merit Awards - $750 each

Honorable mention: $500

Other Info

Orientation sessions for this business plan competition will be held at the Brooklyn Business Library, the Sunset Park Branch, the stone Avenue Branch, and the Coney Island Branch.