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The Dover Launch Business Plan Competition has ended. Check back for updates on upcoming opportunities.

It's Time to Launch Your Business in Dover

Submit your business plan today for a chance to win $20,000 to make your dream a reality in Dover! One lucky winner will walk away with the money they need to help get their business off the ground.

This Just In!

In addition to the $20,000 from the Town of Dover, our good friends at our local radio station 100.7 The Peak have agreed to provide the winner of the competition with $5,000 in radio advertisements to help with spreading the word about your amazing new business!


Special consideration is given to businesses providing new services/goods to our community and current Dover business mix. Applicants moving into the second round will receive a mentor and copy of 'LivePlan' to facilitate the completion of the formal business plan. A copy of the Competition Scoring Rubric can be found below.

An open public brainstorming session was held on August 31st to discuss what types of businesses people would most like to see started in the Town of Dover. Other useful information for potential business owners came out of the event as well. See below for the responses from the session to help in completing your application.

To enter, fill out the Initial Application and read, sign and upload/send our Official Program Rules. (*Note: Application submissions will not be accepted without signed copy of competition rules*).

**Initial applications accepted

August 9th, 2021 through September 17th, 2021**

Initial Application
(Initial Applications are closed as of September 17th)

For all questions regarding the competition, available spaces, and other business funding opportunities,  please contact Economic Development Director Eric Durocher via email at or phone, (802) 464-5100 x4

Join us for our Launch Pad
Business Brainstorming Session!

Join us Tuesday August 31st from 6-8PM at Deerfield Bar and Bottle (131 VT Route 100, West Dover, VT in the Mount Snow Marketplace) for our Launchpad Business Brainstorming Session for the Dover Launch Business Plan Competition. Light and refreshments and cash bar.

This is a great opportunity to give local residents, business owners and second home owners a chance to voice their opinion on what types of business  would best fit in the Town of Dover. Light appetizers and cash bar.

Please RSVP to Shannon by 8/30 for the event

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