Here's the leaderboard in the crowd voting for this year's AOA Startup Grant

AOA Startup Grant 2018 billboard entries

Crowd voting to pick two of the finalists for this year's $2,500 AOA Startup Grant closes this Thursday, October 11 at noon, so we're a bit past the halfway point -- which is a good time to check in on the leaderboard.

Here are the top five vote-getting projects as of Monday afternoon:

1. Sleep in Heavenly Peace

2. Chateau Shows

3. The DillyBean

4. Katahdin Stone Works

5. 2nd Street Farm

The full leaderboard with vote totals is below.

There's still plenty of time of vote. And just because projects are at the top doesn't mean they'll stay there. In years past we've had projects gain significant ground in the last few days, and a few votes could make the difference in deciding which projects get the two automatic spots in the final. (The editors pick the third finalist.)

Here are the applications for all of this year's entries. There's also info there about voting. It's easy to do -- it's taken people, on average, less than a minute to fill out a ballot.

If you already have a favorite, we encourage to take a few minutes to look through some of the other projects and choose one for your second project. (You're allowed to vote for two projects.) As in years past, there are a lot of interesting projects worth some attention. Thank you to everyone who's applied.

And big thanks to SEFCU, CDPHP, and the College of Saint Rose for sponsoring this year's contest!

Vote totals as of the afternoon of Monday, October 8

AOA Startup Grant 2018 leaderboard midpoint

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