Startup Junkie Consulting seeks grant funding to expand programs

by The City Wire staff ( 17 views 

Fayetteville-based Startup Junkie Consulting is asking for support to be moved on to the next step for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street program.

The local small business catalyst and startup mentoring firm has applied for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s, Mission Main Street program that would allow the startup to expand the free mentoring, counseling and support mission for small businesses in the region.

Cofounder Phyl Amerine said local residents can help by voting online before June 19 at the Mission Main Street website.

The guidelines require Startup Junkie Consulting to submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant.

“Based on a review this past year’s metrics, this grant would allow for a substantial increase in our ability to reach many more veteran, women and minority owned business as well as minority investors and mentors,” said cofounder Jeff Amerine.

Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award $2 million to 20 small business across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive access to a small business webcast by Premier Sponsor, LinkedIn. The 20 grant recipients will be announced in September 2015.