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New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition

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Win $15,000 To Start Your Own Business!

The New York Public Library with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, announces the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The third annual New York StartUp! gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to bolster their business acumen. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while learning about the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).

Orientation Dates:

Saturday October 1, 2011 -   12:30 p.m. Science, Industry and Business Library

Tuesday October 18, 2011 -   6:00 p.m. Science, Industry and Business Library

Saturday October 22, 2011 -  11:00 a.m. Bronx Library Center

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. Science, Industry and Business Library

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 12:30 p.m. Science, Industry and Business Library

Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.  Science Industry and Business Library

Saturday December 3, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.  St. George Library, Staten Island

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 -  6:00 p.m. Science, Industry and Business Library

NOTE: Watch this website for more details to come. All dates are subject to change.

Competition basics:

Who Can Enter?  If you are 18 years of age or older, live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island as a legal resident or US citizen, and wish to start a business in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island -- you are eligible. 

How Can I Enter the Competition? Your first step is to attend one (1) orientation session at SIBL (188 Madison Avenue at 34th St.), or the Bronx Library Center, or the St. George Library in Staten Island. The orientation gives you the full details about entering the StartUP! competition. Additionally, you must have a New York Public Library card and attend three out of four training sessions, also held at SIBL. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application.

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