StartUP Bristol

“StartUP Bristol” is a business plan competition to encourage small business owners and entrepreneurs to locate or expand in Bristol. For purposes of this project, a business startup is defined as a company that is in the initial stages of operation (under three years of operation) with the intent of growing in the near future. Ideally, the company is developing a product or service for which there is demand. Startups interested in applying for this competition may:

  1. Be currently operating in Bristol or
  2. Be operating outside of Bristol but willing to expand to Bristol following award, or
  3. Be in the concept stage with no formal operations, but must commit to locating in Bristol following award and legal business formation.

Awards

A limited number of grant awards ranging from $20,000 to as high as $50,000 will be made to eligible businesses at the sole discretion of the Committee. Award decisions will be based on scoring criteria, including but not limited to:

  • Originality of the business concept
  • Potential for success based on anticipated market demand, competitive landscape, marketing strategy, business sector, and other factors
  • Number of full-time or part-time positions anticipated within three (3) years
  • How the applicant’s background translates to starting/operating a successful business

How to Apply

2017 application period will begin March 21, 2017 and ends April 11, 2017.  To apply or get more details, click HERE.  

You can review the guidelines and download an application below.

2017 StartUp Bristol Guidelines

StartUp Bristol Application

For more information, call the
Bristol Development Authority at 860-584-6185.

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This Week In Bristol

Events for week of March 27, 2017

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Mon 27th

2017 Police Officer & Explorer of the Year

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nuchie’s Restaurant

Ultimate Harry Potter Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Tue 28th

Economic Development Breakfast Series

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

Irish Coffee House Featuring Tom O'Carroll

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Wed 29th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 30th

Movie: Manchester by the Sea (rated R)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Culture Night at Bristol Central High School

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Central High School
Fri 31st
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Sat 1st

Opening Day at the American Clock & Watch Museum--FREE

April 1
American Clock and Watch Museum

April Fools' Day "Surprise" Exhibit

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library
Sun 2nd
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