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Business Plan Winner 2016

NY Start UP! 2016 First place winners

The top prize of $15,000 went to Reefill created by Patrick Connorton, Jason Pessel, and Andrew Betlyon.
Reefill is a subscription-based service that provides New Yorkers with access to cold, filtered tap water from a network of refill stations throughout the city via Reefill’s app. View more images



The Immigrant Business Connection


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A web portal that provides relevant information—in the language of their choosing—to New Americans wanting to start a business in New York City.

Helpful Resources


Business Events







  • The Workshop in Business Opportunities - WIBO - invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar A Business of Your Own, Is It Right For You? on Friday September 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Baychester Library in the Bronx. To register call 212-684-0854 or email
  • The Edenwald Library invites you to participate in a FREE afternoon seminar How to Write a Business Plan on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 4:30 PM. Registration is not required. For additional information call 718-798-3355.



  • Interested in building your small business website? Join SCORE at a mid-day seminar Building and Maintaining Your Successful Web Presence on Thursday September 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.
  • Get tips on how to market your business on a tight budget at SCORE's evening seminar Creative Marketing on a Shoestring Budget on Monday September 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.


  • The next World Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday September 23-September 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park.


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  • The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership's 2016 schedule of Next Level Webinars is now available. All webinars take place on the last Monday of the month from 8:30 PM -9:30 PM.
  • The European Patent Office is offering a series of webinars for patent information users. 

Notices & Press

  • The Volunteers of Legal Service' Microenterprise Project and the New York City Department of Small Business Services have joined together to launch their Commercial Leasing Initiative. Through the Initiative, volunteer lawyers will educate entrepremeurs and small business owners across the City about leasing commercial real estate.

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