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 April 17, 2017

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Mon 17th
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Tue 18th

Movie: Fences

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 19th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 20th

Artsy Thursday Performance by T-Bone Camp Muckalucka

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Monsters & Mayhem: The Art of Wickedly Twisted Storytelling

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 21st

Family Friday at Imagine Nation

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Adult Coloring Craze Party @ Bristol Historical Society

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 22nd

66th Annual FISHING DERBY

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Page Park Lagoon

Indoor Tag Sale

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 23rd
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