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Posted: Apr 05, 2013
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering names 'New York Business Plan Competition' finalists (w/video)
(Nanowerk News) In furtherance of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision and leadership in creating unprecedented educational and entrepreneurial opportunities across New York, finalists have been announced after the Capital Region’s semifinal round of the New York Business Plan Competition, an event hosted by SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), along with title sponsors SEFCU and the State University of New York (SUNY).
The competition featured 29 student teams from accredited New York colleges and universities who gathered to pitch their game-changing business proposals for a chance to win more than $500,000 in total prizes. Each team securing a spot in the finals received $500.
The fourth annual event has expanded from a local competition to a statewide event, drawing interest from more than 300 student-led startups who have pitched their business plans detailing innovations in the areas that are accelerating the 21st century economy. National venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, and seasoned entrepreneurs served as judges.
As part of the competition’s expansion, semifinal rounds have taken place at colleges and universities across 10 New York regions. The final round will be held at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex on April 26, when 12 teams from each region will vie for the grand prize: $50,000 cash and over $50,000 in in-kind services.
CNSE's Dr. Pradeep Haldar discusses the expanded 4th annual New York Business Plan Competition
Winners of the Capital Region’s semifinal round by category include:
Dental Defense – CNSE
Orthograft – RPI
PayWithMe – RPI
Project Connect – RPI
Eonic – CNSE
Green Energy Efficiency Solutions – RPI
SucceEd Experiential Education – UAlbany
Games4Good – Skidmore
COREliability – CNSE
Vulcan Technologies – RPI
H&B Secure Technology – CNSE
Rum Dogs – Skidmore
The competition, which has grown to become the largest of its kind in New York State and one of the biggest in the nation, is presented by CNSE in partnership with the University at Albany School of Business and Syracuse University.