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New York StartUP! 2017 Business Plan Competition

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The New York Public Library, supported by the Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 8th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs. Entrants can win up to $15, 000 to start their business, as well as 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).

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

For more details see our Rules and Eligibility page.

Requirements

To Enter

  • Create an account on the NY StartUP! 2017 site on FluidReview
  • Complete the online orientation and quiz on the NY StartUP! 2017 site on FluidReview
  • Submit an entry form on the NY StartUP! 2017 site on FluidReview by midnight, Saturday, January 28,  2017
  • Upload your plan in PDF format to the NY StartUP! 2017 site on FluidReview no later than June 6, 2017 at midnight  

Prizes

1st Place Award: $15,000
2nd Place Award: $10,000
3rd Place Award: $5,000 

Past Competitions
 

Contact Anne Lehmann (annelehmann@nypl.org) and Madeleine Cohen (madeleinecohen@nypl.org) if you have any questions about the StartUp! Competition.

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