ALBANY, N.Y.—Applications are now available for the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition.
Student teams from across the state can apply for the chance to win more than $500,000 in total prizes.
"In the past, this program has paired young entrepreneurs with mentors and investors who have helped jumpstart their ideas toward implementation, and I encourage all interested students to apply to this year's competition," said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Each team will pitch a business idea to a panel of judges that includes national venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs.
More than 60 colleges and universities from across New York are expected to participate.
More New York Business Plan Competition information, including the date and location of each regional competition, an online application, and filing deadlines by region can be found here.