New York's Creative Core $250K Emerging Business Competition 2012


Entries due


Competition Organizer

New York's Creative Core, Central Upstate Regional Alliance

Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Open to sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited  liability companies who:

  • Have a principal place of business in Central Upstate New York
  • Have less than $5 million in revenues for the last fiscal year
  • Have at least 50% of its employees working in a facility located in Central Upstate New York
Important Dates

Entries must be submitted by January 20, 2012. Finalists will present their plans to judges at the CenterState CEO Annual Meeting on April 21, 2012.

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.

Other Info

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