Hosted by the New York Public Library, the 10th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition awards $15k and other prizes to idea-stage (pre $10k revenue) founders in New York City. Learn more about the competition and how to get started here.
The New York Public Library is proud to announce the 10th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs. Entrants can win $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 Business Library (SIBL).
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.
*Please note that similar competitions are available for residents of Brooklyn and Queens.
The Brooklyn Public Library runs the Brooklyn PowerUP! Competition for Brooklyn residents.
The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) offers the StartUP! Business Plan Competition for Queens residents.
Attend an Orientation Session
Create an account and submit an entry form on the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview by Thursday, January 31, 2019
Attend 3 out of 4 technical workshops scheduled January - April 2019- View the schedule
Meet regularly with a business advisor throughout the Competition - View the list of business advisors
Upload your business plan to the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview no later than midnight, May 30, 2019
Create an account on the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview
Complete the online orientation and quiz on the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview
Submit an entry form on the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview by midnight, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Upload your plan in PDF format to the NY StartUP! 2019 site on FluidReview by midnight Thursday, May 30, 2019