Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest 2012


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

High Tech Rochester (New York)

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Open to for-profit companies headquartered in the Greater Rochester region. This includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Companies must be early-stage, with less than $250,000 in outside investments, and less than $500,000 in cumulative revenue. 

Important Dates

The registration period closes on February 17, 2012. A series of business plan workshops will be held weekly during the month of February. Finalists will be notified on March 29, 2012, and finals will take place on April 19, 2012 at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship luncheon, followed by announcement of winners. 

Competition Prizes

The first place winner receives a $25,000 cash prize. Finalists will also receive cash and services prizes, bringing the prize pool total to $50,000

Other Info

The workshops are open to anyone looking for assistance in writing their business plan, not just competitors. 

The fee to enter the competition is $150, which includes the cost of attending the workshops.