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 20th

Manross Movie: La La Land!

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

BRISTOL BRASS & WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Wed 21st

Book Bites: The Other Einstein

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Quota International of Bristol Annual Blood Drive

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Josephs Church
Thu 22nd

Library Coffee House: Tino Malone

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Fashion in Watercolor

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 23rd

SNAP Application Assistance

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Pet Parade

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 24th

Bristol Farmer's Market

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

2017 Cruise Nights

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 25th

"Finding Joy in my Journey" - A Multimedia Art Show

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Concert on the Green with Cajun Ray and the Steamers

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Federal Hill Green
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