Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired are running a contest for legally blind entrepreneurs. If you have a great idea for a new start-up, submit your business plan to Hadley by March 15, and you could win up to $30,000!
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? Hadley can help! Submit your business plan and you may win up to $30,000 to bring your dream to life.
Hadley’s competition is open to legally blind US residents who successfully complete at least one course from their Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship and will have a significant operational role and majority ownership in the new business. The business under consideration must reside within the US. This competition is intended for new ventures in the start-up, or early growth stages of business development.
How to Apply:
Submit your business plan. Plans are limited to 10 pages, including a required one-page executive summary. In addition, up to five pages of supporting appendices can supplement the plan.
Applicants must report a full one-year financial projection, including a cash flow statement, balance sheet and income statement on a monthly basis.
Plans are judged on the likelihood of achieving a viable new venture. The outcomes of the judges’ decisions as to award amounts and award recipients are final. Learn more about how submitted plans will be evaluated: Rules and Rubric (RTF format).
Cash awards are not to exceed $30,000. Hadley will recognize award recipients at the semi-annual meeting of the Hadley Board of Trustees on June 14, 2018. Winners must be present to receive a cash award.