New York's Creative Core $250K Emerging Business Competition 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

New York's Creative Core, Central Upstate Regional Alliance

Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Companies must have a principal place of business or head office located in the 12-county region defined as Central Upstate New York, and must have less than $5 million in annual revenues for the last fiscal year. 

Entrants applying for the $15k agribusiness award must developed and implemented an innovative product, process, or technology that has significantly impacted their competitiveness and the competitiveness of the region’s agricultural community. 
Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by January 21, 2011. Finalists will present their business pitch before a panel of judges in on April 7, 2011.

Competition Prizes

1st place winner receives $200,000. 2nd place winner receives $50,000. Each award is presented in the form of a loan and will be made in two payments.

Innovations in Agribusiness Award: $15,000

Other Info

There is a $150 application fee for all participants of this competition.