Queens StartUP! Annual Business Plan Competition 2012



Competition Organizer

Queens Economic Development Corporation

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Entrants must be U.S. Citizens and at least 18 years of age. Business ventures must be majority-owned by a Queens County resident, and must be registered and operated in Queens County. 

Businesses must be in the start-up stage, with less than $20,000 in revenue. 
Important Dates

Orientation sessions for the business plan competition will take place in September 2011. Four training sessions, of which each participant must attend three, will take place in October 2011 - January 2012. Competition submissions are due on March 1, 2012, and finalists will be announced on March 15, 2012.Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on April 1, 2012.

Competition Prizes

A total of $30,000 will be awarded in this year's business plan competition. Three $10,000 prizes will be given out; One for a food-based business, one for a technology-based business, and one for a community-based business.