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Brooklyn, Powered Up

Jan 14, 2011 11:18 AM | 0 comments

Beginning with the opening of Business Library in 1943, BPL has a long, proud history of helping entrepreneurial Brooklynites turn their talents and dreams into the businesses that fuel the life of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. This week we continued in that tradition by announcing the winners of our seventh annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition.


At a special awards ceremony, BPL awarded nearly $30,000 in prize money to the top 10 proposals to make it through the competition’s rigorous screening process. The $15,000 grand prize went to Camille Newman, whose innovative roving store, Pop-Up Plus, will “pop up” in different locations throughout Brooklyn in the coming year.


The entrepreneurs and business concepts that took second place, merit awards and honorable mentions embodied Brooklyn’s diversity and innovative spirit, ranging from artisanal fast-food to an acupuncture clinic to a crowd-source fashion design website.


Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was on hand to congratulate the winners, along with Edward Odom, Vice President, Citi Community Development. (Citi Foundation was the sole sponsor of this year’s competition.)


You can visit the BPL website for more details on the winning ventures.



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