Brooklyn Business Plan Competition

Brooklyn Business Plan Competition

Brooklyn Library Presents:
2013 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition

Who Can Enter?

If you are 18 years of age or older, live in Brooklyn and want to start a business in Brooklyn, you are eligible. PowerUP! is a competition to help applicants start a business.

What Is the Prize?
Nine winners will receive cash awards for entering the best business plan to start a business in Brooklyn. Cash prizes of $15,000 for first place and $5,000 for two runners-up will be awarded, plus valuable business services.

What Do I Have to Do to Participate?
You must apply to the competition, get a Brooklyn Public Library Card, see a business advisor and attend a few classes.

How Can I Apply?
You must attend one of the following orientations. Details about applying will be supplied at the orientations.

Please Register for an Orientation Online at:


Call 718.623.7000 (option 4)

Brooklyn Orientation Locations and Dates:

Business & Career Library
280 Cadman Plaza West
Tuesday February 26 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursday February 28 9 – 10:30 am
Wednesday March 6 6 – 7:30 pm
Saturday March 23 10:30 am – 12 pm
Saturday March 23 3 – 4:30 pm

Jamaica Bay Library
9727 Seaview Avenue
Wednesday March 13 6 – 7:30 pm

Washington Irving Library
360 Irving Avenue
Thursday March 28 6 – 7:30 pm

Central Library Dweck Center
Grand Army Plaza
Thursday April 4 6:30 – 8 pm