Join the business plan competition to fund new businesses in the Downtown and Newtown Districts in Staunton, VA. Compete in BRIGHT REWIRED against a multitude of aspiring entrepreneurs, build your business, and learn from trained business specialists in a program designed to power your business idea.
UPDATE: Looks who’s moving on.
Michelle Gallagher | Staunton Olive Oil Company
Onyx Darion | Champions
Patty Brower | Patty Brower Designs
Ryan Gundling | Ryzing Engineering
Shiloka Kachabe | The Farm Downtown
Thomas DuMontier | 106.3 FM WQSV Community Radio
Wavley Groves | EccoHollow Art & Sound
Shannon Tinsley | Sweet NanaCakes
Darren Smith | Traipse
Deborah Tokarz | Tokie’s
Anna Schoenduby | Latitudes Fair Trade Store
Find out more.
The first step is to apply! Register online to describe your amazing and innovative new business idea beginning Wednesday, February 18.
Join the launch party at Yelping Dog Wine on Wednesday, February 18, 5:30pm – 7pm.
Hone your idea with an 8-week Business Planning Class through Staunton Creative Community Fund. Classes will teach you how to write a business plan to not only bring your idea to life, but make it sustainable! Classes will be Wednesday from April 1 through May 20, 6pm – 8:30pm.
Submit your business plans by Wednesday, May 27, 5pm.
Hear from a panel of judges who will evaluate and select the grant recipients. Each presentation will be considered and you’ll receive the honest feedback from community’s response to Pitch Night and the judges’ appraisal.
Attend the BRIGHT REWIRED Awards Ceremony at Mary Baldwin College’s Francis Auditorium on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6pm to hear the announcement of the grant recipients.
Receive an SCCF mentor and special services and discounted memberships to assist with your opening. You’ll continue to be supported and counseled through your first year of business. Here’s where the rubber hits the road!