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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Tue 13th

Youth Cabinet 2018

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Mayor’s Office

"Play with the Pros" - Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Bristol School
Wed 14th

Sweet Valentines Social @ BPL

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Open Office Hours - Mayor's Office - City of Bristol

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mayor’s Office
Thu 15th

Movie: Battle of the Sexes

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nuchie’s Restaurant
Fri 16th

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Sat 17th

Downtown Bristol Photo Exhibit

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library – History Room

Great Backyard Bird Count - Winter Birds

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 18th

Bristol Elk's Family Breakfast

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Bristol Elks Club

2nd Annual Bowling Pins, Pizza, & Prizes Fun-raiser

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spare Time Bowling
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