NYC Next Idea Global Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
The competition features two separate tracks: one for graduate student teams and another for undergraduate student teams. Team members must be graduate students or alumni of a non-U.S. university, and business plans must have a NYC operational and/or marketing component.
Important Dates

The deadline to register is October 1, 2010. Business plans are due January 24, 2011, and final presentations will take place April 4-9, 2011 in NYC.

Competition Prizes

The grand prize winner in the graduate track will receive a $20,000 cash prize. The winner in the undergraduate track will receive a $15,000 cash prize. Winners will also receive other goods and support services.

Other Info

The judging panels, which will be comprised of actual City-based venture capitalists and angel investors, will make their decisions based on which business venture they would most likely fund.