September 12. 2017 12:32AM

Flatley startup contest begins

NASHUA — The John Flatley Co. is accepting applications for its 6th annual Flatley Challenge tech startup competition.

Candidates may apply online at The deadline is Oct. 31.

The winner or winners of the competition will receive free rent for one year for up to 5,000 square feet of office and/or lab space at the Nashua Technology Park and/or Nashua Office Park at Gateway Hills, and up to $10,000 in fit-up, connectivity and related costs.

Applications should include the executive summary section of the existing business plan or a thorough description of the nature of the venture including, but not limited to the history of the business, its proposed or existing product line, the characteristics of the potential market, the general marketing plan and efforts to date, the organization of the business including management team, existing and projected financial resources available to the business, the long-term business goals and its job growth potential for the next three to five years.

A short list of the highest scoring applicants will be invited for a personal interview before a review panel in early December. The winning applicant or applicants will be notified no later than Dec. 31.

Questions should be directed to Kathleen McLaughlin, marketing manager for the John Flatley Co. at 598-7500 or via email at