The deadline for the regional competition is March 21, 2014. Teams will be notified by March 28, 2014 if they have been accepted to compete on April 12.
The presentation format for the regional semifinal and statewide final competitions may vary slightly based on the number of teams participating in each region. For the statewide final competition, each team will have 10 minutes to pitch, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the panel of judges. Judges are advised to act as they would in a closed-door boardroom investment presentation during the Q&A session.
The NYPBC reserves the right to withhold prize money, and/or in-kind services from winning teams who do not comply with the eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible to apply for and particpate in the competition, all teams must meet the following criteria.
Consist entirely of currently enrolled graduate and/or undergraduate students from accredited New York colleges and universities
A faculty or staff member is required to be listed as an advisor for the team; offering guidance, support and technical expertise. The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships is able to provide mentors as needed.
Students may not participate on more than 1 team each year of the competition
Cumulative public and private capital raised may not exceed $100,000