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DC Small Businesses Recognized, Celebrated

EnviRelation was this year’s winner of the Business Plan Competition:

A $100,000 Prize and an inspiring keynote address headlined the 3rd Annual Small Business Awards today sponsored by the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP).

Andrew Florance, Founder, Director, President & CEO of CoStar Group, Inc , the soon to be District-based real estate information leader, delivered the program’s stirring keynote address before an audience of 170 business and political leaders.  Florance spoke about the importance of this city as both a place to foster small business and leverage the federal nexus. Florance was introduced by Deputy Mayor Valerie Santos who praised his commitment to DC.

The presenting of the $100,000 Business Plan Competition Prize was the capstone of the morning program as EnviRelation, a local food waste recycling company, took the stage as this year’s winner.  In addition to being eligible for a $100,000 CAPCO investment, EnviRelation will receive $10,000 in pro-bono legal advice from Venable, LLP.  EnviRelation follows in the footsteps of the 2009 Business Plan Competition winner, Affinity Lab, who used the investment to open a second shared work space venture.

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The $100,000 Business Plan Competition Kick-Off Event

On April 6th, Advantage Capital Partners and Enhanced Capital Partners hosted the Business Plan Competition kick-off event in DC:

The Office of the Deputy Mayor and the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) in collaboration with Advantage Capital Partners and Enhanced Capital Partners will kick off its $100,000 Business Plan Competition on April 6 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s office located at 1495 F Street, NW.

In its second year, this competition will award $100,000 of investment capital through the District’s Certified Capital Companies (“CAPCO”) Programto one winner.  In addition to the investment capital, the winner will also receive $10,000 worth of legal consultation from Venable LLP. 

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Frank Ciatto and Joe Walker Participate in DC Economic Partnership Business Plan Competition

The DC CAPCO program funded the DC Economic Partnership’s PremierPlan Business Plan Competition:

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) recently hosted the PremierPlan Business Plan Competition, a DC-based business competition with a $100,000 venture capital prize. Venable Business Transactions Group attorneys Frank Ciatto and Joe Walker donated extensive time and effort to the success of this project.

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