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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




  • Join Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [VLA] at an evening seminar Legal Issues in Music on Thursday February 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at the VLA Auditorium.
  • The National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] is presenting a Small Business Bootcamp for women and men small business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, and consultants on Friday February 24, 2017 from 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM at Microsoft Offices in Times Square. The first twenty patrons to sign up using the code NYPLBOOTCAMP will receive FREE tickets.
  • Turn your creative business idea into reality by taking the 1010 WINS - Canon Maxify Small Business Grant Challenge. Winners will be selected on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at the Adorama Live Theatre @ 1010 WINS. Entry deadline is Sunday February 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
  • The Better Business Bureau's next BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium - Driving Mission Through Changing Times - is scheduled for Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Baruch College School of Public Affairs.
  • Are you using Twitter effectively? Explore best practices and learn smart tips at the Business Center for New Americans morning seminar The Secret to Effective Twitter Marketing on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Lower Manhattan.
  • The annual  Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday March 14-March 15, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center.
  • Join the New York Women's Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 State of Women in Business Conference on Friday March 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Columbia University Business School - Uris Hall. To register call 212-491-9640, X105 or contact lmiles@nywcc,org.



  • The New York City Semifinal Competition of the 2017 New York Business Plan Competition will be held at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus on Friday March 31, 2017. The submission deadline is Friday March 10, 2017.


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  • Is your clean energy business ready to compete? Participate in the 76West Competition and register for their Informational Webinar on Friday March 3, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST.
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the Siena Institute, and the New York BizLab are proud to present Disrupt 2017 - TechDowbload: Future Technologies on Thursday April 27, 2017 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany.
  • 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.