Startup Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia, to award $50,000+ in startup grant

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (January 2, 2017) – The Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) will once again award $50,000+ in grant funds, rent and utility subsidies and discounted Chamber membership dues to participants of “Startup Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia,” an intensive eight week entrepreneurial boot-camp program in Martinsville-Henry County.

Award funds of $50,000+ come from C-PEG, area localities, the West Piedmont Workforce Development Board, the Campbell Family Foundation and George W. Lester II.

In 2016, C-PEG administered Startup Martinsville, Virginia in the Uptown district of the City of Martinsville and made awards totaling $53,730 to five startup businesses and one existing business expansion. Fourteen area entrepreneurs completed the Startup Martinsville classes and better positioned themselves to open or expand their business.

With additional funding and community support, C-PEG is able to expand the Startup footprint to include the entire Martinsville-Henry County footprint.

The deadline for applicants to apply to participate in Startup Martinsville-Henry County is February 17, 2017 at 5pm. The entrepreneurial boot camp, which will be administered by our valuable Startup Martinsville-Henry County partner: Patrick Henry Community College, will start on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and will run each Thursday until April 20, 2017. These classes are mandatory.

Below there are links to the application, important dates to remember and grant award guidelines as well as the press release for the prior year Startup Martinsville program.

Please contact the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 276.632.6401 or


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