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Innovation District Business Plan Competition Still Accepting Applications

Dec 29, 2010

With less than 3 weeks left, startups are submitting some last minute entries into the Innovation District Welcome Home Challenge. The deadline to enter is Friday, January 14 at 11:59 PM. Head to to enter and/or vote for ventures. The Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations (STCI) Award of $25,000 will be awarded to the firm with the most votes for use of relocation or expansion into the Innovation District. In addition, they will receive the following:
  • Space for four employees at  Mass Challenge through Nov 2011!
  • Access to Mass Challenge programming
  • A tour of the Innovation District with a real estate broker
  • A briefing on technical and financial assistance programs that the City has available
  • A meeting with a local venture capital partner
In May 2010, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced a partnership with Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations (STCI) to create a $25,000 challenge for startups to move or expand in Boston’s Innovation District. The Innovation District Welcome Home Challenge, invites businesses to compete for this funding by promoting their business or business plan on a web-based forum. Entrepreneurs, innovators, stakeholders, the general public, funders and organizations are encouraged to vote on these submissions, supporting those they think are a best fit for the Innovation District.

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