New this year to the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) is the Most Valuable Pitch (“MVP”) Competition. The competition is an opportunity for SUNY startups to compete for a TAF investment of up to $50,000 to support fulfillment of development and commercialization of new products and services that transform lives.
Using the TAF platform, the Most Valuable Pitch (“MVP”) Competition uses an accelerated approach to invest in SUNY-affiliated startup companies. TAF MVP is an opportunity for SUNY startups and entrepreneurial teams to compete in person for an investment of up to $50,000 to support fulfillment of development and commercialization milestones and enhance the startup’s probability of success.
The TAF MVP event will feature presentations from 5-10 exciting early-stage cleantech companies working in water, wind, and energy storage. TAF MVP presenters seek business guidance and opportunities for networking within the industry.
The Technology Accelerator Fund is looking to support SUNY early-stage cleantech companies. TAF MVP participants present their business plan and in return receive business guidance and key connections, including advice on access to capital, strategic partnerships, and professional services.
The 2019 TAF MVP Competition will be held on December 11 at University at Albany campus where TAF MVP finalists will deliver a seven-minute pitch and compete for one award of up to $50,000.
Who is eligible:
- Startups that are licensees (or soon to be licensees) of SUNY technology.
- Startups that are tenants or participants of one of SUNY’s business incubator or accelerator programs.
What do you win:
Up to $50,000 award
Where do you compete:
University at Albany in Albany, NY
When does it happen:
- Applications are due November 26, 2019
- Finalist pitches are December 11, 2019
How do you win:
Follow the guidelines and complete a 2-page proposal and quad chart.
All TAF MVP Proposal should be submitted to TAF@rfsuny.org no later than November 26, 2019.
RESOURCESTAF MVP Note Purchase AgreementTAF MVP 2019 Participation GuidelinesTAF MVP Quad Chart