9th Annual StartUP Queens Business Plan Competition Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Attend an information session. (See below for dates and locations.)
2. Complete 4 training sessions, in person or via recordings. (See details below.)
3. Business plans are due March 31, 2015
Tuesday, September 23 @ 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
WHO CAN ENTER?
If you are 18 or older, live in Queens, are a legal resident of the United States or a U.S. citizen and want to start a business in Queens, you are eligible. StartUP! is a competition to help applicants start a business.
WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
Three winners will receive $10,000 each in seed funding, for a total of $30,000 in prize money (in the categories of food, innovation and community-based), for developing a business plan and launching their business in Queens.
HOW DO I ENTER?
All participants must sign up online at www.queensny.org/qedc/business/programs/startup and abide by the rules and requirements listed there. Participants must attend four training sessions and upload all necessary documents online.
WHERE CAN I ATTEND TRAINING SESSIONS?
All live training sessions are free and will be held at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica.
The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition is brought to you by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and sponsored by Citi Foundation and technology sponsor - YouNoodle. The QEDC acknowledges the support of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the U.S. Small Business Administration, New York City Council, New York State Empire State Development Corporation, New York Economic Development Corporation, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Borough President Melinda Katz.