11th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition

Would you like to earn a grant worth up to $10,000 in funding and services for your business? Of course you would! In this competition, you will attend classes and then submit them to be judge a panel of judges in order to win money for your business. Please attend one of the information sessions below to learn more! Click the links to RSVP!

Date and Time Location
August 20 @ 10:30 a.m.

Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

August 22 @ 6:15 p.m. 

Long Island City
37-44 21 Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

August 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

September 12 @ 6:15 p.m.

Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike
Glen Oaks, NY 11004

September 14 @  6:30 p.m.

41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

September 17 @ 10:30 a.m.

Cambria Heights
218-13 Linden Boulevard
Cambria Heights, NY 11411


Step One: Fill Out the Entry Form Here and Join Our Mailing List

Step Two: You will have to take four classes (one of each type). Dates are available below

Step Three: When all done, you will submit your business plan via YouNoodle, an online platform for business plan review. 

All About Business Planning and Research Business Operations and Management
Sat, Oct. 1st @ 2:30 PM Sat, Oct. 15th @ 2:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 2nd @ 6:30 PM Wed, Nov. 9th @ 6:30 PM
Wed, Dec. 7th @ 6:30 PM Wed, Dec. 14th @ 6:30 PM
Sat, Jan. 7th @ 10:30 AM Sat, Jan. 14th @ 10:30 AM
Creative Sales and Marketing Developing Financial Statements
Sat, Oct. 22nd @ 2:30 PM Sat, Nov. 5th 2:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 16th @ 6:30 PM Wed, Nov. 30th @ 6:30 PM
Wed, Dec. 21st @ 6:30 PM Wed, Jan. 4th @ 6:30 PM
Sat, Jan. 21st  @ 10:30 AM Sat, Jan. 28th @ 10:30 AM


Bill Singh: Developing Financial Statements

Mr. Bill Singh serves as a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Genting Americas – a Malaysia based gaming/lodging/leisure multinational company – and oversees the budgeting, planning and analysis and reporting functions. Prior to this, Mr. Singh spent five years in a similar role in northern Nevada for one of the largest gaming/lodging resorts in the area. Mr. Singh holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from University of Nevada and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

Michael Gillen: All About Business Planning and Research, Business Operation and Management

Michael Gillen has worked at QEDC for three years as the Director of Technology and Communications. Before this, he worked for a online marketing startup where he managed day to to day operations. Mr. Gillen also has experience working with industrial manufacturing and healthcare. Mr. Gillen has a Bachelor's from Vassar College and a Master's from Baruch.