2015 Greater Hill District Grant Competition

2015 Greater Hill District Grant Competition

Notice: This Grant Competition’s registration period has now closed. This information is for review only.

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

  • Existing businesses: service industry (see list below) and construction businesses that are established, at least 1 year old, and currently operating in the Hill District;
  • 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 Hill District.

Service Industry List:

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


Orientation 1- Thursday, April 30th, 6pm-8pm 

Orientation 2- Tuesday, May 5th, 6pm-8pm

 (Orientation 2 is for individuals unable to attend Orientation 1)

One Hope Square

Business Exchange Center (1st Floor)

1901 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

2015 Registration Closed on May 8th, 2015

The 2015 registration period is now closed - registrations are no longer being accepted.

The materials below are for review only.

Business Plan Summary Guide

Download, here.

Sample- Business Plan Summary

Download, here.

Entrepreneurial Assessment PPT

Download, here.

Financial Template

Download, here.

Judging Criteria

Download, here.

(Example) Cover Letter

Download, here.

(Guide) Cover Letter

Download, here.

Marketing Your Business Idea PPT

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.

Partners & Supporters

Our partners and supporters for this year’s competition:

View all of the Urban Innovation21 partners.

Business Directory

View our Hill District business directory

2015 Competition Flyer

Download a PDF of the 2015 competition flyer for your storefront!
Download today (6.8MB file!)