Squarespace and the NY Knicks are giving away $30,000 to NYC businesses


Who loves a good business plan competition? We do.

Our favorite website platform, Squarespace and our favorite basketball team (when they are winning), the NY Knicks are teaming up for the second year to give away $30,000 to four lucky small businesses in the NYC, tri-state area via the Make it Awards.

What else are they giving away?

Here is what the 4 winning businesses will win:

  1. A $30,000 grant  

  2. One-on-one mentorship with one of the judges from the Make it Awards

  3. Two tickets to one of the NY Knicks regular season home games.

  4. On-court recognition for being a winner at one of the NY Knicks games.

  5. Inclusion in one digital content piece recapping the winner’s “Make it Awards” experience

  6. A one-year subscription to Squarespace services.

  7. And more.

How will the judges decide who wins?

Like any business plan competition, you have to complete a application to enter. The Make it Awards judges will decide who wins the big prize based on their criteria. Here is what they are looking for.

  1. Business Presentation: 75%

  2. Originality of what you hope to get out of your business mentorship: 10%

  3. How your business will benefit the New York (or Tri-State) community: 10%

  4. Other unique details about your business: 5%

How do you apply?

You can learn more about the Make it Awards and apply to the grant opportunity by visiting their website here. The deadline to apply is December 14th, 2018, so get going.

As always, please share this opportunity with anyone that you think it can help.