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 July 24, 2017

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Mon 24th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center
Tue 25th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

National Merry-Go-Round Day

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Wed 26th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Picky Eaters Workshop

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Thu 27th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 28th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library!

July 27 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 10:30 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 29th

Bristol Farmer's Market

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Movie: "Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sun 30th

2nd Annual Ride For Liv

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Bristol Swedish Social Club

40th Anniversary Celebration of Indian Rock Nature Preserve - "Music on the Farm"

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
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