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Applications Open for 2017 Flatley Startup Challenge
 
Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gateway Hills in Nashua, which houses the Nashua Office Park ad Nashua Technology Park. Photo: The John Flatley Company


The John Flatley Company, which owns and operates office, research and development complexes, retail centers and apartment communities throughout Massachusetts and NH, has opened applications for its sixth annual Flatley Challenge. The challenge offers startups and emerging businesses in various high‐tech fields the chance to compete for free office/incubation space and prize money.

The winner(s) of the innovative competition will receive free rent for one year for up to 5,000-square-feet of office and/or lab space at the Nashua Technology Park and/or Nashua Office Park at Gateway Hills, and up to $10,000 in fit‐up, connectivity and related costs. Current occupants at Gateway Hills include Amphenol TCS, Arista Networks, Benchmark Electronics, Dell, Parallel Wireless, Plexxi, Skillsoft and more.

Applications should include the executive summary section of the existing business plan or a thorough description of the nature of the venture, including but not limited to:

  • History of the business
  • Proposed or existing product line(s)
  • Characteristics of the potential market(s)
  • General marketing plan and efforts to date
  • Organization of the business, including the management team
  • Existing and projected financial resources available to the business
  • Long term business goals and its job growth potential for the next three to five years

Deadline for submissions is October 31. A short list of the highest scoring applicants will be invited for a personal interview before a review panel in early December, with the winning applicant(s) to be notified no later than December 31.

Applications are available here. Any questions about the competition should be directed to Kathleen McLaughlin, marketing manager for the John Flatley Company, at 603-598‐7500 or kathleen.mclaughlin@johnflatleyco.com.


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