UMA Bioseed, a Cornell Startup, Wins Grand Prize in Annual New York Business Plan Competition
Monday, April 27, 2015
Source: CNY Business Journal
UMA Bioseed, an energy and sustainability startup comprised of Cornell University students, won the $100,000 grand prize in the 6th annual New York Business Plan Competition.
UMA Bioseed presented its plan in the final round Friday at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) in Albany.
SUNY Poly CNSE announced the winners in a news release issued Saturday.
The New York Business Plan Competition drew interest from UMA Bioseed and than 500 student-led startups, with teams representing 65 colleges and universities pitching their business plans.
SUNY Poly CNSE hosted the final round in which 120 student-led teams representing 37 colleges and universities from across New York presented their plans.
Besides the grand-prize award, the judging panel also awarded UMA Bioseed a first-place prize of $10,000 and in-kind services in the energy and sustainability track.