2014 Homewood Grant Competition

2014 Homewood Grant Competition

Notice: This Grant Competition is now closed. This information is for review only.

Urban Innovation21 and its public-private partners are pleased to announce the Small Business Grant Competition, which aims to assist a wide range of entrepreneurs who reside and/or operate a small for profit business in Homewood. This competition is open to businesses in the startup stage and also to established businesses.

We aim to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and strong in the Homewood community.

The categories are divided into the following:

  • Start-ups: these are businesses in the start-up phase  or ideas and are being located in Homewood or being started by Homewood resident;
  • Existing businesses: these are established, at least 1 year old,  and  currently operating in Homewood


Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 10:00AM

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 6:00PM (for individuals unable to attend Saturday)

 Homewood Coliseum

7310 Frankstown Ave.

Pittsurgh, PA 15221

Orientation Presentation

Download the presentation here.

Workshop Agenda and Schedule

Download the PDF here.

Start Up Business Presentations

Marketing Strategy and Operations Strategy presentation, download here.

Existing Businesses Presentations

Marketing Strategy and Operations Strategy presentation, download here.

Financial Planning Worksheet

Download the Excel spreadsheet here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Download the PDF here.

Judging Criteria

Download the PDF here.

Scoring Method

Download the PDF here.


The application period has closed.

Download a legacy PDF version of the 2014 application, for review only. The 2014 application period is now closed - applications in PDF format are no longer being accepted.

2014 Competition Flyer

Please print the flyer for your storefront or to share!