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Finalists named in regional business plan competition

Posted by Terri Ogan  April 25, 2013 12:25 PM

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The Enterprise Center at Salem State University has announced the finalists in the 2013 North of Boston Business Plan Competition.

One of the following will take home the $5,000 first prize; second and third place winners will receive $3,000 and $2,000, respectively:

- Apptomics LLC is a digital health firm developing mobile applications and devices for neurological conditions.

- North Shore Speech Therapy LLC is a therapist-owned pediatric speech therapy practice.

- The Bridge LLC is a social media website where Cape Ann businesses, nonprofits and community groups can raise awareness and share each other’s audience and network.

The three finalists will present their business plans on Monday May 6 to an audience of regional business leaders and interested observers in the Recital Hall on the Salem State central campus at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both the presentations and the reception that follows.

The competition is designed to encourage companies to start and grow their businesses on the North Shore by offering cash prizes and, more important for most entrants, the opportunity to meet and get feedback from the judging panel of local business leaders, some of whom may be potential investors. Past winners have cited the competition as being a key factor in their success.

This year’s gold sponsors are East Boston Savings Bank, People’s United Bank and TD Bank.

Silver sponsors include North Shore Technology Council, Salem Five, Speaking of Leadership and West Hill Technology Council, along with over a dozen co-sponsors.

For more detailed information about the 2013 North of Boston Business Plan Competition, visit enterprisectr.org/bpc or call 978-542-7528.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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