New York state has kicked off another business competition, this time focusing on the state’s agricultural industry.
The state already has competitions designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the high tech industry and in a variety of upstate projects, and now it has created something called ‘Grow-NY.’
It is designed to focus on growing and enhancing the food and agriculture business in the Finger Lakes, Central New York and the Southern Tier.
This new competition will offer a total of $3 million in funding for each round, with start-up companies competing to win up to a $1 million top prize.
Tom Schryver is executive director of Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement which is administering the competition.
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