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Thursday, September 28, 2006

$100000 Emerging Business Competition

From EssentialConnections.org

$100000 Emerging Business Competition

We're looking for the most innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneur or emerging business in the region!

The competition is a project of the Central Upstate Regional Alliance, a 12-county public/private consortium that works on a variety of regional issues and opportunities.

In keeping with the Regional Alliance’s goal-oriented approach to business development, the $100,000 Essential Connections.org Emerging Business Competition is designed to:
  • Stimulate job creation and business developmenby providingng financial and in-kind resources tcompanies inin the Central Upstate New York region.
  • Increase the entrepreneurial culture and visibilitof entrepreneurialal activity in the region.
  • Increase investment-grade deal flow in the region.
  • Identify several high growth potential business opportunities in Central Upstate and connect these opportunities to a wide range of business development and capital resourceboth duringng the competition and beyond.
The competition will run in two categories: Emerging Business and Business Idea. The 1st place winner in the Emerging Business category will win $100,000, making this event one of the largest business plan competitions in the country!

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Participation in the competition is limited to individualor entryry teams from the Central Upstate New York region (defined as: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, St. Lawrence, and Tompkins counties).
Emerging Business Competition ($100,000 prize)
  • Company currently in existence - formally incorporated by January 15, 2007
  • Revenue stream between $0 and $2.5 million
  • $150 application fee
Business Idea Competition ($2,500 prize)
  • Open to general public
  • No application fee
  • Only one submission per person
  • Applications are due by Monday, January 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Finals will be held on April 5, 2007
For more information, please contact:

EssentialConnections.org Emerging Business Competition
c/o Metropolitan Development Foundation
109 South Warren Street
State Tower Building, Suite 1900
Syracuse, NY 13202

View complete competition guidelines and apply at:


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