2015 Homewood Grant Competition

2015 Homewood Grant Competition

We aim to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and strong in the Homewood community. The categories are divided into the following:

  • Existing businesses: service industry (see list below) and construction businesses that are established, at least 2 years old, and currently operating in the Homewood;
  • Start-ups: these are businesses in the start-up phase or can be businesses in the planning process as long as the entrepreneur is a Hill District resident or intends to open the business in the Homewood.

Service Industry List:

  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Educational
  • Social (for profit)
  • Food & Accommodation
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Information
  • Technical
  • Cleaning
  • Warehousing
  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Accounting
  • Professional


Existing Business - 10:00am to 12:00pm
StartUp Business - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Session 1 – July 11th
Session 2 - July 18th
Session 3 - July 25th
Session 4 - August 1st

All Sessions will be held at the YMCA - Homewood Brushton Branch

North Conference Room

7140 Bennett Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Workshop Information:

Marketing PowerPoint-Download, here.

Sample Business Plan Summary-Download, here.

Business Plan Summary Guide- Download, here.

Entrepreneurial Mindset and Main Topics in a Sustainable Business Plan-Download, here.

Orientation Information (PowerPoint):

Download, here.

Reading Materials for Greater Insight into Entrepreneurial Experience:

Article #1- Download, here.

Article #2- Download, here.

Article #3- Download, here.

Article #4- Download, here.

Article #5- Download, here.

Financial Information

Financial Assumptions Article, Download here.

Financial Projections Template Guide, Download here.

Financial Projections Template, Download here.

Bridgeway Capital Loan Application Presentation, Download here.

2015 Competition Flyer