New York Business Plan Competition 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible

Open to current students from accredited colleges in New York State. Teams must have at least two members, but no more than six members. One faculty member is required to be listed as an advisor for each team; offering guidance, support, and technical expertise. 

Students can compete in one of several tracks: 
- Healthcare
- Information Technology
- Nanotechnology
- Renewable Energy/Sustainability
- Services
- Social/Non-profit
- Other
Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2011. The final event will be held on April 28, 2011 at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering in Albany, New York.

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes of over $100,000 and in-kind services from organizations around the state will be offered.

Other Info

The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at the University at Albany, UAlbany's School of Business, the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer, and Union Graduate College School of Management will host this state-wide business plan competition.  Supporting organizations include Stony Brook University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, University of Buffalo, Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.