What is BootStrap?
A contest for startup technology companies to take their business to the next level. The selected companies will get a furnished office space in the heart of downtown Wilmington’s Central Business District, consultation with some of Wilmington's most successful entrepreneurs and other prizes to help them succeed.
When is BootStrap?
Applications should be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on April 20th, 2012. A panel of judges will narrow the field of applicants down to 20 businesses. After all finalists have been interviewed, winners will be selected and awarded their office space.
The Selected Company Will Get:
- Office Space: The Double Eagle at 404 North Third Street comes complete with parking, free secured bandwidth internet, a conference room and kitchenette/break room. BootStrap winners get 90 days of free rent and The Double Eagle will offer flexible terms to those who desire to stay long term, or even month-to-month. Visit the website for the Double Eagle.
- Support from the Community: A weekly brown bag lunch series will feature roundtable discussions of various entrepreneurial and industry supporters (lawyers, accountants, other high growth entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, etc).
- Design Services: TayloeGray will provide business cards, a basic web site and design assistance when and where needed.
- Publicity: Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) will provide the marketing push to get your company initial notoriety upon launch. Additionally, WDI will network your company with others in the downtown community so that when you need something, it’s only a call away.
- More Coming Soon.
Why call it BootStrap?
It’s about boot strapping your idea, and bringing it to life. It’s about taking a company to the next level. BootStrap is designed to create an environment for success and to bring people together to collaborate on great ideas. BootStrap honors Wilmington’s heritage as a hard working blue collar town, with contemporary tech edge. So let’s go Wilmington, let’s BootStrap!