Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge 2017

Do You Have a Cool Business Idea?

Then sign up for the Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge (SBEC) and win a share of $50,000 toward making your idea into a company. With the assistance of LaunchPad Stony Brook to encourage SBU student entrepreneurs, to encourage SBU student entrepreneurs, the Challenge will help you prepare to pitch your idea to a campus panel of experienced venture investors, entrepreneurs, and business services professionals - and go onto the regional and state competitions for more funding if you choose. You will be assigned a New York State Small Business Development Center business advisor and have access to intensive mentoring based on techniques from a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur to help you develop your business model, practice your pitch and become a partner of Stony Brook's "Cradle to Fortune 500" suite of business development programs. Open to any student/any level/any program. 

Download this year's flyer.


To Get Started:

Complete and submit the Stage 1 Entry Form and will receive contact information and the schedule for the mentoring program. Your time is now! Apply early if you want to be assured of having a Small Business Development Center Business Advisor. SBDC clients can present to a SBDC feedback panel for Stage 2 in late February/early March which will offer suggestions for your presentation to help you succeed. Stage 3 will be your pitch to the campus funding panel during the week of Spring Break (final date TBA). 

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE

Finals at Stony Brook are during Spring Break, March 2017.

Regional Competition Finals are April 4, 2017 at Farmingdale State College.

Winners at the LI regionals will go on the the New York State competition in Albany on April 28, 2017.
Click here for a list of the NYS Business Plan Competition Eligible Categories.

Click here for information about the Regional Competition.

 

 Please email the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center with your questions at sbdc@stonybrook.edu.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events 

Please click on the workshop you are interested in for more information.  For a full Google Calendar of Events, please visit www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc/events.

RESCHEDULED TO 2/23/17
Selling to the Government

February 23, 2017
10am-12pm
*Workshop Full - Please call

World-Class Branding for Small Business
March 9, 2017
9am-11am

Selling to the Government: An Overview
March 14, 2017
9am-11am

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
March 29, 2017
9am-11am

What You Need to Know About Your Credit: The Facts and the Myths
April 6, 2017
2pm-3:30pm

Key Elements of Success: How to Make Sure Your Business is on the Right Track
April 20, 2017
9am-11am 

QuickBooks Basics
May 8, 15, 22  2017
9am -11am
Call to Register

 

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