North of Boston Business Plan Competition 2011


Plan overviews and entry forms due


Competition Organizer

Enterprise Center at Salem State College

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Competition is open to startup companies who are not yet operational or businesses less than 3 years old. Businesses must be located or plan to be located on the North Shore or in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts and must have plans to grow to at least 5 full time employees within two years. 

Important Dates

Entry forms and business plan overviews must be submitted by January 28, 2011. Final business plans are due by February 25, 2011. Finalists will give present their business plans to the judges the week of April 11, 2011.

Competition Prizes

1st place - $5,000

2nd place: $3,000

3rd place: $2,000

Other Info

A workshop on Writing a Business Plan will be held on February 3, 2011 for those interested in entering the 2011 competition.