New York State Business Plan Competition 2012


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Local US Event
Albany, NY
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Current undergraduate and graduate students from accredited colleges located in New York State. Teams must have a faculty advisor. Ventures should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clean Energy / Sustainability
  • Services
  • Social / Non-Profit
Important Dates

The application deadline is March 29, 2012. Finalists will be announced in early April. The final competition will be held on April 26, 2012 at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. 

Competition Prizes

Grand prize: $50,000 cash, $10,000 in-kind services

1st place in each track: $10,000

2nd place in each track: $5,000

3rd place in each track: $1,500

Other Info

All judging panels are composed of a balanced mix of industry, academic, entrepreneurial, and legal experts – all of whom have years of experience in their respective industries.