Startup Hartsville Competition

Congratulations to this year’s semi-finalists!

1. Wild Child (Nikki Belville)
2. Girls University (Ashli Smart)
3. Alive and Well (Dr. Susan Morris)
4. 1000 Lives Gaming (Ashlynne Charlton)
5. Something sweet (Akebulan “Keebie” Wallace)
6. Cafe Sole  (Karesa Jacobs)
7.  Potato-Potato (Shay Davis)
8. Z Desert Bar (Christopher Williams)
9. Mary’s Bridal  (Mary Benjamin)
10. Strike Zone (Cory Watford)
11. Fruits of Forest (Diane Delucia)

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Detailed Business plans are due February 27th
  • Finalists will be announced on March 13th
  • Finalists will present to judges on or about April 4th
  • Announcement of Winners and Final Pitch Presentation Ceremony on April 10th at Black Creek Arts
  • Deadline for opening the business is August 1st

The Startup Hartsville competition offers funds and other incentives to help local entrepreneurs establish their own businesses in downtown Hartsville.

Businesses eligible for the competition include ideas for new startups, franchises, relocations of existing businesses from other communities, as well as established Hartsville businesses looking to significantly expand into additional business concepts.

The competition has been run for two years in a row and we are excited to begin year 3 of the Competition, beginning October 17th of 2016.
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Startup Hartsville Competition 2016-2017

Overview

Goals

Incentive Packages

Winner’s Obligation

Eligibility

Official Rules and Regulations

Application and Selection Process

Official Application

Participation Overview

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation’s Startsville Center for Innovation, in partnership with the City of Hartville, is offering an incentive package of $12,000 to each of two winning entrepreneurs who will open a business in downtown Hartsville no later than August 1, 2017.

OVERVIEW

StartUp Hartsville is an entrepreneurial startup competition that takes place over a 10-month period for the purpose of generating additional business occupancy in downtown Hartsville. At the same time, the competition provides regional entrepreneurs a means to advance their desire to expand or open a new business. Business concepts eligible for the competition include:

Goals

Incentive Packages

Winners’ Obligation

Eligibility

Official Rules and Regulations

Application and Selection Process

Official Application (updated Oct 17th)

Follow this link to access the official application.  All applications must be submitted at that link no later than  5pm on December 16th to be considered. All inquiries can be directed to Director@startsville.com

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