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The StartRight! Women's Business Plan Competition was founded in 2004 by Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) to encourage and support women’s entrepreneurship. Now run by the Maryland Women's Business Center, an initiative of REDI, StartRight! awards prizes for winning business plans each year. The women who enter our competition receive more than the opportunity to win a top prize of $5,000; they also receive valuable coaching and feedback on their business plan!
There are thousands of dollars in prize money with a top prize of approximately $5,000!
Complete plans are due electronically along with three hard copies delivered to our office in Rockville no later than 3:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 1, 2017. It is highly recommended that you do not wait until just prior to the 3pm deadline to upload your plan in case of technical difficulties or delay. You may drop off the three hard copies to our office by 5:00pm Thursday, June 1 or send hard copies by postal mail. Business plans must be received both electronically and in hard copy form by the deadlines. All postal mail MUST be postmarked by Thursday, June 1, 2017. Failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified.
No special format is required for the business plan, but it may not exceed 25 pages (excluding appendices), and it must contain the following:
Please note, failure to include any of the above-noted elements of the business plan may result in disqualification.
If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 301-315-8091.
Rules for submitting your Business Plan: