New York StartUp! Business Plan Competition 2012


Entry forms due


Competition Organizer

New York Public Library

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Must be 18 or older, and live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island, and wish to start a business in one of these areas. 

Important Dates

All participants must attend one orientation session in order to enter the competition. Orientation sessions run from October 2011 to December 2011. Following registration, entrants must attend three out of four training workshops, to be held in January 2012. Additional dates will be announced as the competition progresses. 

Competition Prizes

1st place: $15,000

2nd place: $7,500

3rd place: $5,000

4th place: $1,500

5th place: $1,500

Other Info

The third annual New York StartUp! gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to bolster their business acumen. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while learning about the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).