StartUP Bristol – Contest for Local Startups

StartUP Bristol – a competition for small businesses both living and willing to relocate to Bristol.

Eligibility requirements:438a58a99f6050aab6ad9a78b7d4dcb2

  • Must be in the initial stages of operation (under three years of operation) with the intent to grow.
  • Developing a product or service for which there is demand.

Applicants must be one of the following:

  1. Currently operating in Bristol or
  2. Willing to relocate 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.

Award ($5,000 to $30,000)

Grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 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.


Deadline to Apply – September 21!


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Got questions? Contact the BDA at 860-584-6185

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