Capital Region Semi-Finals of the New York Business Plan Competition

2019 Winner of the Capital Cup

EmpowerU Virtual Reality
Siena College

2019 Track Winners

AgTech & Food

1st place - Ndriana Agro
2nd place - Sanctuary Farm Brewing Company

Energy & Environment

1st place - Mobius Packaging Company

Military & First Responder

1st place - Iconoclasm
2nd place - Vets Together

Medtech & Wellbeing

1st place - Intelligent Medicine
2nd place - Deadeye Technology

Technology & Entertainment

1st place - EmpowerU Virtual Reality
2nd place - Mantapoole Technologies

Consumer Products & Services

1st place - Funletz, LLC
2nd place - OgaFaaji, LLC

2019 Competition

The 10th annual Capital Region Semi-Finals of the New York Business Plan Competition was held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Massry Center for Business at the University at Albany.

Capital District college and university majors competed to win prizes and become eligible to compete in the state-wide final.

About the Competition

Since 2010, more than 2,500 students have participated in the New York Business Plan Competition and more than 100 businesses have been started. The NYBPC has seeded over $1M yielding over $20M in additional funding for these companies.

The winners of the 2019 competition  moved on to the state-wide finals on April 26th to compete with other regions throughout the state for cash prizes.

Six categories in 2019

Agtech & Food
Energy & Environment
Military & First Responder
Medtech & Well-Being
Technology & Entertainment
Consumer Products & Services.

Why Apply?

Provides an opportunity for you to fully engage in your research.
Allows you to present your business plan to potential investors and industry executives.

Applications due by Monday, April 8.


Over $3,000 in cash prizes!

More information

Call (518) 956-8216