The annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYSBPC) is one of the nationís largest venues for student entrepreneurs to pitch their ventures, refine their businesses and win cash to move their idea forward. Regional competitions are held to determine the strongest companies which then move on to the final round where they are up against statewide competition.
Regional pitches kicked off in Binghamton, NY with companies from Binghamton and Cornell Universities. A total of ten companies were accepted into the Binghamton regional semi-final competing in six categories ranging from Food to Energy to MedTech.
Those nervous about pitching caught a break this year due to pitches being held online, rather than the typical in-person setup. Over videoconference, contestants had ten minutes to run down their slides in front of a panel of judges and spectators. Judges then recessed to determine the strongest competitors in each category. †
The ten regional winners listed below will move on to compete against the statewide competition.
|Company Name||Company Description||School Affiliation||Track|
|ReCharge||A restaurant with power foods that give 10 minute meditation session catered towards recharging CEOs, lawyers, assistants and other high-stress corporate jobs.||Binghamton University||AgTech & Food|
|EZ Beezy||Innovative beehive frame design which allows beekeepers to easily extract honey directly from the hive.||Binghamton University||AgTech & Food|
|Game Quill LLC||We make hilarious card games that are easy to learn and fun to play||Binghamton University||Consumer Products & Services|
|Coatable||Coatable provides a platform for out-of-state, incoming freshmen to universities in Northeastern US regions to rent an affordable winter closet. Our service aims to eliminate the risk and burden of committing to a particular set of winter gear for such people who have little to no permanent need for such clothing.||Cornell University||Consumer Products & Services|
|Bio Bottles||Hemp plastic bottle manufacturer||Binghamton University||Energy & Environment|
|OneCare||OneCare provides tele-clinic service for patients in rural counties with population <50,000 by giving access to primary care in their community instead of traveling to a nearby county||Binghamton University||MedTech & Well-Being|
|PediCure||PediCure is a toenail trimmer for people who struggle to bend over; specifically elderly adults and users with back injuries. Our device is patent pending.||Cornell University||MedTech & Well-Being|
|Polici||Making academic research accessible for all.||Cornell University||Military & First Responder|
|rapStudy||rapStudy is an educational platform that helps kids learn through their favorite music. We integrate educational information into students’ favorite songs to increase engagement, retention, literacy, and performance.||Cornell University||Technology & Entertainment|
|Dream HaŁs||Dream HaŁs helps realtors understand their clients’ taste in homes.||Cornell University||Technology & Entertainment|