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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Events for week of May 22, 2017

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Tue 23rd

3rd Annual "Plate at the Table" Fundraiser

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tavern 42
Wed 24th

Warbler Wednesdays

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Thu 25th

Afternoon Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Hollywood Movie Magic-Part II

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 26th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

Friday Night Music at the Barnes Nature Center

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sat 27th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

2017 Cruise Nights

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 28th

FanFest

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muzzy Field
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