New York StartUp! Business Plan Competition 2011


Online entry form submission deadline 


Competition Organizer

New York Public Library and Citi Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island as a legal resident or US citizen, and wish to start a business in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island.

Important Dates

Entry forms must be submitted online by December 20, 2010. More dates will be announced as the competition progresses.

Competition Prizes
  • 1st Place Award:  $15,000.
  • 2nd Place Award: $7,500.
  • 3rd Place Award: $5,000.
  • 4th Place Award: $1,500.
  • 5th Place Award:  $1,500.
Other Info

Attending an orientation is the first requirement of entering the competition. Subsequently, entrants must attend three out of four other training sessions at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library.