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!
Complete plans are due electronically along with three hard copies delivered to the MWBC office in Rockville no later than 3:00 PM EST Thursday, July 12, 2018. It is highly recommended that you do not wait until just prior to the 3 pm deadline to upload your plan in case of technical difficulties or delay. You may drop off the three hard copies to our office by 5:00 pm EST, Thursday, July 12 or send hard copies by postal mail. All mailed entries MUST be postmarked by Thursday, July 12, 2018.
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 will result in disqualification.
If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 301-315-8091.
StartRight! Business Plan Entry, Maryland Women's Business Center, 51 Monroe Street, Plaza East 20, Rockville, MD 20850
If you are selected as a semifinalist:
If you are selected as a finalist:
*Note: In good standing with the State of Maryland means your business has legally registered with the State of Maryland and that you are current on business taxes. You can register at egov.maryland.gov/easy