Entry Deadline: 6/6/2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Description: The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 5th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).
Judging Criteria: The judges will evaluate each Business Plan based on the following: 1) Content of the plan, including the thoroughness and quality of the analysis 2) Effective use of business information and research 3) Clear communication. 4) Effective use and impact of the prize money 5) Probability of successful launch 6) Community Impact and job creation potential 7) Quality and effectiveness of final presentation (in the event the applicant becomes a finalist and is invited to present)
Eligibility: You must live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island. Your business must be in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island. All businesses must have ideas or business models in the start-up phase and have earned less than $10,000.
Awards & Prizes: Cash prizes of up to $15,000
Sponsors: Citi Foundation & New York Public Library
Year Started: 2010
Previous Winners: Harlem Chocolate Factory, Just Jazzy Cakes, Field & Clover, and many more
Contact Person: Anne Lehmann
Phone: (917) 275-6975