Bristol Bets on Startups {Justin Malley}

Today’s 60-Second-Clip is from {Justin Malley}, Director of the Bristol Development Authority and their new StartUP Bristol program. A 60-Second-Clip comes from a startup founder, event organizer, or program lead who has a resource to offer the community. If you have something you’d like to pitch, email us at info [at]

The City of Bristol is excited to launch StartUP Bristol: a business plan competition to encourage the area’s most promising entrepreneurs and startup companies to locate in the “All Heart” City.

  • Applicants have the opportunity to win grant awards from $5,000 to $30,000 to help grow their businesses. Multiple awards are anticipated, but funding is limited. A small group of accomplished local entrepreneurs will judge entries.
  • Applicants must be able to answer “yes” to the following questions in order to qualify:
    • Are you an entrepreneur in the concept stage, or a new business looking to grow?
    • Are you located in Bristol, or willing to relocate your business to Bristol if chosen for an award?

To learn more and apply, head to or search “Startup Bristol” on Facebook. The deadline to file an application is Monday, September 21.  

About derekkoch

Derek is CEO and Founder of Independent Software. Independent Software’s mission is to “help entrepreneurs win”; the company works with early-stage ventures to build new web and mobile software products, place talent through the A100 software apprenticeship program, and access the statewide startup community through the company's online magazine, The Whiteboard. Derek and the company also partner with such organizations as UP Global, Startup America, CTNext, the Grid, and the Connecticut Technology Council, Derek works to create and advance initiatives that help entrepreneurs manage and lead successful startup ventures rooted in Connecticut. Derek holds a master's degree in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two sons.

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