• Sunday, April 23, 2017

StartRight Business Plan Competition


StartRight! is a regional business plan competition that was established in 2004 by Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) to encourage women entrepreneurs to write their business plans, leading to stronger companies. In 2013, the Maryland Women’s Business Center, an initiative of REDI, assumed responsibility for StartRight!, expanding the scope to include support for women as they develop their plans through counseling, coaching, and specialized workshops.

StartRight! awards cash and in-kind prizes totaling over $13,000, with a Grand Prize of $5,000 in cash for winning business plans! To qualify, the business must be at least 51% women owned, less than 3 years old, and located in Maryland. The women who join our competition receive more than the opportunity to win a cash prize – they also receive valuable coaching and feedback on their business plan!

If you are a business or corporation who believes in the power of women entrepreneurs, become a StartRight! 2017 sponsor.

Are you working on your business plan? Here are a few things we hope will help you navigate the process.


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