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Eligibility Requirements

  1. Start-up businesses that are less than three years old (including those not yet operational) and early stage growth businesses may apply.
  2. Growth companies that are older than three years may apply IF they are developing growth through a new product, service line, expansion or implementation of a new strategic plan. Growth trajectory MUST be clear to be eligible.
  3. Applicants must be located in the North of Boston/Merrimack Valley or must relocate to the area. Click hereĀ for a list of cities and towns within the region.
  4. Business must have plans to grow by at least 5 full-time employees (FTEs) in addition to the founders or existing workforce within three years.
  5. If the plan is for a startup business, that business must commit to locating in the North of Boston/Merrimack Valley region.
  6. Your business idea must be original work that you will be fully able to disclose.
  7. Any non-venture funded business is eligible.
  8. Businesses with existing professional venture investment are not eligible.
  9. Non-profit organizations are not eligible.

COMPETITION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, no later than 12:00 noon – NO EXCEPTIONS

Questions? Please contact Susan Moulton: (978) 542-7576 or