Dan Howe - Executive Director of the Downtown Franklin Association
Amanda Jarratt - President and CEO of Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.
The Downtown Franklin Association is pleased to announce the second installment of STARTUP Downtown Franklin. The business plan competition serves to promote financial assistance and business training within the Downtown Franklin district. The contest program is funded by Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc., Bronco Federal Credit Union, Farmers Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors of Downtown Franklin.
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 first annual STARTUP contest ran successfully, with three new businesses added to the area. Taylormade Fitness, Franklin’s Seafood and Steakhouse, and the Main Event all opened doors to the Franklin community in September 2017.
For a full list of dates and contest requirements, visit www.startupdowntown.com