The contest program is funded by Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc., The Downtown Franklin Association and Bronco Federal Credit Union. Community and in-kind sponsors are as follows: Franklin Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce, Insercorp, Main Event, Paul D. Camp Community College, Real Country 101.7, and The Tidewater News.
Participants in the program must submit an online application, attend seven business courses provided by various business instructors, submit a completed business plan and pitch the business to a panel of community leaders. One grand prize winner will be selected with a monetary award of $20,000. One runner-up winner will be selected with a monetary award of $10,000.
The second annual STARTUP contest ran successfully, with three new businesses added to the area. Spoken Interior Homes, Children’s Therapy Concepts, and Tiers to You all opened doors to the Franklin community in September 2018.
For a full list of dates and contest requirements, visit www.startupfranklin.com