2021 Giving Tuesday for the NYBPC

Join us for #GivingTuesday! Through Upstate Capital’s 501c3, we support next-generation entrepreneurs by leading the NYBPC.

A fundraising campaign for Upstate Capital Association of NY

This #GivingTuesday, make a difference to aspiring entrepreneursYour contribution is tax-deductible through Upstate Capital’s educational arm, the Capital Foundation of New York, a 501c3 organization. The NYBPC, powered by the Upstate Capital Association of NY, provides a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to compete on their hard work and ingenuity. The NYBPC supports:  

  • Launching student-led ventures

  • Commercializing innovations coming out of universities and colleges

  • Cultivating entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset in students

  • Building personal networks for success in business

  • Showcasing student achievements for colleges and universities 

Impacts since 2010:

  • More than 6,600 students have competed since 2010, building their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets and making connections with hundreds of business leaders serving as mentors and judges. 

  • The NYBPC has helped to launch over 150 student-led ventures, awarded over $1M in prizes, and generated more than $100M in economic impact.

Notable past competitors include PurpleSun, Farther Farms, Buffalo Automation, SparkCharge, Vyv, Glauconix and many others.


"The NYBPC was an amazing experience. The most rewarding aspect, as a founder, is being a part of such a knowledgeable and expansive network. The connections made through the NYBPC have created a diverse network of advisors for our company that has helped Levelle strategically move through its next steps." Young Ho (Peter) Cha, Shrimpie, United States Military Academy, 2021 competitor


“I enjoyed being able to compete against other aspiring entrepreneurs with amazing business plans, gaining exposure to formal business pitches, and getting critical feedback from qualified, experienced professionals.“

Linda Alvarez, Levelle, Cornell University, 2021 competitor


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