STARTUP Franklin Southampton Round 4 Applications Open through September 3rd
The business plan competition serves to provide financial assistance and business training within City of Franklin and Southampton County limits.
Downtown Franklin, VIrginia - On Friday, August 13th, 2021, Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. announced the fourth installment of STARTUP Franklin Southampton. The contest program is funded by Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc., Bronco Federal Credit Union and Farmer's Bank. 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 six 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 third annual STARTUP contest ran successfully, with three new businesses added to the area. Program winners Storehouse, Retro Flex and program participant Care Giving on Wheels all opened doors to the Franklin Southampton community in 2019.
Applications go live today. For a full list of dates and contest requirements, visit startupfranklin.com