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 September 18, 2017

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Mon 18th

Fun with Carousel Animal Drawing

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Tue 19th

"Connecticut Made" with author Cynthia Parzych

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 20th

Book Bites: A Piece of the World

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 21st

Informational Health Fair at Bristol Senior Center

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

Mum Festival Opening Night

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Fri 22nd

Application Assistance

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Mum Festival Friday Night

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Sat 23rd

Bristol Farmer's Market

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Mermaid and Princess Party

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library – Children’s Area
Sun 24th

Hometown Hero Breakfast

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
American Legion Hall

2017 Mum Festival - "Home is Where the Heart Is"

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
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