Resorts World Casino New York City gave a $50,000 grant to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) to help fund their annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition, which aims to help local entrepreneurs.
Participants in the competition attend training classes and submit business plans that are judged by a panel of experts. Contestants compete in one of three categories: community, food-based or innovation.
The winners can receive a grant of up to $10,000. The competition begins in August.
“The StartUP! Business Plan Competition will enable local entrepreneurs to access new tools and resources to continue to innovate in the booming Queens economy,” said Michelle Stoddart, director of PR and community development at Resorts World Casino.