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New York Business Plan Competition

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is a venture creation and innovation competition that was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. Now in its 8th year, the NYBPC is recognized as one of the most successful programs of its kind, with over $500,000 in prizes provided to winners.

It’s a two-stage process. The NYC Regional competition will be held on Friday, March 31st at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus. The competition is open to all enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Microsoft and Makerbot are supporting the NYC competition, plus many entrepreneurs and others. An Info Session for students will be held on February 13 from 2-4 PM at Microsoft in Times Square. Team applications are due on March 10, 2017 at midnight.

Student teams can compete in one of these six categories, with prizes to be split among the top three in each category at the finals in Albany, on April 28, 2017.

  1. Social/Non Profit
  2. Clean Technologies
  3. Information Technology / Software
  4. Advanced Technology
  5. Services
  6. Products

During the four-week period between the NYC competition and finals, two winning teams in each category will receive NYC prizes of valuable services offerings in strategy, marketing, skill-building, communications, etc. to strengthen their business ideas and presentations. This will make a real difference to their chances of winning in Albany.

Applications are due March 10, 2017 at midnight.

For more information and registration go to: http://www.nybplan.com/

Tell us why your business should win the grand prize grant of $10,000!

A Call To All Small Businesses Of Up To 100 Employees
Take The 1010 WINS – Canon MAXIFY Printers
Small Business Grant Challenge

Turn your creative business idea into a reality with help from 1010 WINS with the 1010 WINS – Canon MAXIFY Printers Small Business Grant Challenge, and win $10,000. Judges will be looking for a plan that meets the following criteria:

  • A convincing plan that is compelling, thorough, and well written
  • A clear need and use for the $10,000 award
  • The positive impact the business has on the community

A maximum of 10 selected qualifying Contestants will have a chance to step on stage and give a :90 second “elevator pitch” followed by 3 ½ minutes of questions from the judges on December 6, from 4pm to 7pm at the Adorama Live Theatre at 1010 WINS. A Grand prize winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event and they will receive the $10,000 grant. The Top 10 contestants will also receive a Canon MAXIFY Printer.

Small Businesses with up to 100 employees throughout the 1010 WINS listening area in the New York Metropolitan Area can enter this contest.

To register to compete go to: www.1010wins.com/challenge

Registration deadline: November 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.



Third Annual "Dream It. Code It. Win It" Contest

Organized by:

The MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and MIT Club of NY


Are you a full time student enrolled in an accredited institution and have a creative and working technology solution for a real world issue?

Apply now and you may have a chance to win $80,000 in prizes

Submission Deadline: April 3rd 2016 at 11:59 pm EST


Team Codapillar from Pace University won the

$10,000 Women in Technology Estee Lauder Prize in 2015


To apply, click here: http://submit.dreamitcodeitwinit.org/

For more information about the contest, please visit: http://dreamitcodeitwinit.org/


Tory Burch: Fellows Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Applications Open: November 2015 - January 12, 2016

Voting for Top 30 Finalists: March - April 2016

Final 10 Fellows Selected: May 2016

Fellows in New York City: June 2016

We want to share Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition with all inspiring woman entrepreneurs and encouraging them to apply. Women entrepreneurs in the United States can apply to become one of ten inaugural Tory Burch Foundation Fellows.

10 Fellows will receive:

  • One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation
  • $10,000 grant for business education
  • A three-day workshop series in New York City at Tory Burch headquarters
  • Fellows will participate in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000

30 Finalists will receive:

  • Online profile, which will be featured on the Tory Burch Foundation site

Additional considerations:

  • All 30 finalists will be considered and, if accepted, awarded admission to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Education program

Click here to register



NYC Conference 2015
October 23, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration opens September 1st. FREE ADMISSION!

The Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts at Pace University – Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038 (Limited Seating)

FREE ENTRY / Live Online Video Streaming*

*Can’t be there in person, tune in via live video stream at www.onedayimmersion.com


Students, you are tomorrow’s future executives, thought leaders and technology innovators. Don’t miss this very cool event that offers unprecedented access to some of the smartest people in the media industry. Invest in your future and leave with new ideas, new contacts and maybe even a new direction.

The first 100 to register will have access to the ‘Ask Me Anything: Lunch With An Executive’ session. Students can have an up close and personal discussion with a media executive over box lunches.

Check in and morning coffee with light snacks is from 8 am to 8:45 am. The full program begins at 9 am and includes multiple panels, career workshops, keynote speaker, networking opportunities, door prizes and afternoon snacks.

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The 10 Commandments of Startup Profits

THE STARTUP ROADMAP: 10 profit principles get at the nub of how startups makes consistent profits and how they can help you build an enduring business that produces sustainable profits as well (all attendees will receive The Startup Roadmap booklet )  

1. Build a Business Based on Your Distinctive Competence
2. Develop and Deliver a Superior Value Proposition
3. Don’t Start Up Until…
4. Take Charge of the Money and Control It
5. Create a Profit-Based Reward Structure
6. Recognize and Hire “Lightning in a Bottle”
7. Create Profit Centers to Scale Your Business
8. Augment Profits with Proprietary Technology
9. Build a Financial War Chest for Strategic Advantage
10. Behave Ethically, and Profits Will Follow

WHEN: October 6, 2015 from 6.15 PM to 8.15 PM
WHERE: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, 8th Avenue

6:15 to 6:45:  Pizza & Soda thanks to FundingPost,  Beer & Wine, Hint Essence Water and more....
6:45 to 8:15:  Announcements, Panel and Group Discussion
8:15 to 8:30:  Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Disruptive Happy Hour

Main Speaker:
Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Entrepreneur & Investor

Rohan Marley, Founder & Chairman, Marley Coffee®
Amit Shah, Founder & CEO , AIT International
Bruce Bachenheimer, Professor and Executive Director, Pace University

David Carlos, Founder & CTO of Myhomepayge.com

Click here to RSVP

The Westchester County Association Health Tech '15

WCA presents Face Time for Entrepreneurs

Apply to pitch at the WCA’s Health Tech ’15!

We’ll select the top applicants to pitch to a panel of hospital CMOs, CSOs, and major health tech purchasers to pitch at the WCA’s event, “Face Time for Entrepreneurs,” to be held May 19, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.

One of the biggest hurdles for entrepreneurs is getting new innovative products before people who can actually decide whether or not to buy them. Now, health tech entrepreneurs, developers, and startups get to pitch their Big Ideas to the region’s leading healthcare decision makers and get constructive feedback in real time. This type of access is happening in Westchester County, where the WCA, the healthcare industry, and the business and education sectors are all collaborating to grow the region’s vibrant Innovation Economy.

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What's Your Genius?

Have a big idea? Ozy will give you $10,000 to make it a reality

A Call for Geniuses: OZY announces a celebration of young genius. This spring, it will award 10 summer grants to college students, with the aim of backing the next Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey or Harper Lee as he or she writes a book, films a documentary or launches a new company. The competition opens this month, with winners announced in early May.

How to EnterStep 1: Fill out a short questionnaire about your project. Step 2: Upload a short video or photo with a description of your project for the public to vote on. 

Winners: Ten students will win up to $10,000 for their summer projects, and their work will be profiled by OZY and its partners in the fall.   

Judges: Submissions will be open for public voting and judged by a panel of executives, artists and advocates at the top of their fields, including Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of Emerson Collective, and David Drummond, chief legal officer and vice president, corporate development at Google.

Eligibility: The competition is open to undergraduate students at colleges and universities.

About OZY: OZY is an 18-month-old magazine that delivers original reporting and compelling narratives from around the world - in a digital format. Founded by former CNN/MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson and run by a former Page One editor of the Wall Street Journal, OZY reaches 20 million people a month. It has partnerships with outlets like CNN, NPR and Huffington Post.

CONTEST PERIOD:  Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 18, 2015 and ends on 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 18, 2015 (the "Contest Period").  Entries must be submitted during the Contest Period to be eligible to receive a prize.  Late entries will be disqualified, and Sponsor will determine the timing of entries in its sole discretion.

VOTING PERIOD:  Voting begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 18, 2015 and ends on 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 22, 2015 (the "Voting Period").  During the Contest Period, users may visit the Contest Site (as defined below) to vote.  Users will be able to vote up to one time per entry per day by clicking the heart icon by the entry description.  Users must provide a valid email address to vote.

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Balancing a Cool Idea with Profitability


11 Times Square (8th Avenue), New York, NY

For more details visist: http://www.meetup.com/Disruptive-Technologists-in-NYC/


2nd Annual "Dream it. Code it. Win it." Contest

Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2015


Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Awards
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Networking Reception
The Cooper Union, Great Hall - Directions
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY, 10003
Free to members of MIT Enterprise Forum
$50 non-members, $10 extra at door
All members and guests are welcome.


             For more details visit: https://dreamitcodeitwinit.wordpress.com/