New York Business Plan Competition

The New York Business Plan Competition is about building entrepreneurship skills and planning for creation. This is a non-degree co-curricular program on creating and planning a successful entrepreneurial business. The program aims to help you gain business acumen and flex your skills in taking steps toward a viable and prosperous enterprise.

About the Competition

We cultivate your interest in business and entrepreneurship. We offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. This is especially useful if you are a student looking to create your own business.

The New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) is New York’s intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition. Since 2010, it has provided a platform for training New York’s next generation of entrepreneurs and launched new ventures, commercializing innovations developed on college campuses across New York.

The regional semifinals are hosted by local partner colleges and universities in March and April. The top teams from each of the ten regions advance to the final round of the statewide competition. The winners will be selected by esteemed judges, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, experienced entrepreneurs, and leaders from the business community.

How to Participate in the Competition

This is a non-credit bearing program (at no cost to the student, other than the purchase of a book as required reading) and cannot be taken in lieu of a credit-bearing course. This program is open to all Touro University system students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional).

Meetings will take place via emails and on Zoom at a mutually agreed time.

To receive a badge/certificate at the end of the program, you must:

  • attend all scheduled sessions (allowed one absence),
  • complete required readings/assignments,
  • take part in weekly discussions on Canvas,
  • present your business plan in a “Shark Tank” like setting on campus, and
  • present your business plan at the NYBPC.


To register for this program or for additional questions, please contact Program Instructor and Facilitator Dr. Gavin R. Goldstein, Business Creation and Entrepreneurship Coordinator at

Course Material

This course will use two (2) required text, and supplemental readings provided by the

  1. Business Law: A Modern Textbook for Undergraduate Students and A Primer for Law Students, Goldstein, Textbook Media, ISBN13: 978-1-957725-34-5, ISBN10: 1-957725-34-6
    • Go to Register. It will take about 60 seconds.
    • You will be taken to My Account. You will see “You currently have no books to view.”
    • To find your book, click on Booklist. Locate the book and click on Pricing Details.
    • You will have options for the format (sponsored e-book, online/offline, and three print formats). Read the descriptions and make your choice.
    • Click on Add to Cart, then Checkout. Then you’ll see a page for Review Order. Once processed, e-book orders will be in My Account. Print orders may take up to seven business days, but you’ll have the online book immediately in My Account.
  2. An Introduction to Business