You can compete in one of three categories
A business either physically active in Queens or a virtual community that’s serving all around the world with no limitation on location as long as the business is registered in Queens. A business delivers a need or responds to a demand of the community. The need or demand being met must create a positive social or environmental impact.
A business with its main activity being the creation and/or sale of a food or beverage product as a wholesaler, manufacturer, or retail business.
A business creating something new, something better, serving an underserved or new market, creation of a new delivery system or distribution channel, has increased integration, or provides a resolution to a problem.