Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge 2022
DO You Have a Cool Business Idea?
Then sign up for the Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge (SBEC) and compete to win funding toward making your idea into a company.
How the Funding Works: Prizes awarded are in the form of funds that will apply towards I-Corp support related
to customer discovery, technology development, infrastructure, advice, resources,
networking opportunities, and training. The I-Corps program nurtures and supports
students to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities
into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.
Awardees must complete a ZAP program prior to July 2022 in order to satisfy the requirements
to receive the funding. All participants of the SBEC are eligible and encouraged
to participate in the ZAP program whether or not you have been awarded funding.
This program is supported by the National Science Foundation, and seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.
The Challenge has awarded over half a million dollars to Stony Brook 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 you may
be selected for NSF I-Corps Site and/or the regional competition for funding. You
will have access to a New York State Small Business Development Center business advisor
to help you develop your business model and practice your pitch. Open to any student/any
Application due March 1st, 2022 ** Submission dates are subject to change
Competition Thursday, March 10th, 2022** Competition dates are subject to change
TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE: Apply to the 2022 Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge. Tell your advisor that you want to participate in the Challenge. Download this year's flyer.
To Get Started: Complete and submit the Entrepreneurs Challenge application and our Client Request for Counseling form to schedule a free and confidential business counseling session with one of our business advisors. Your time is now! Apply early if you want to be assured of having a Small Business Development Center Business Advisor guide you in creating a well-rounded presentation.
Competition on Thursday, March 10th, 2022** Competition dates are subject to change
Competition on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022** Competition dates are subject to change
- Agtech & Food
- Energy & Environment
- Military & First Responder
- Medtech & Wellbeing
- Consumer Products & Services
- Technology & Entertainment
Competition on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022** Competition dates are subject to change
Please email the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center with your questions at email@example.com.