----- Our 2022 Winner and Finalists ----- Winner - Q2Behave, and Finalists - AtomICs, MediCircle, and Plantopia!

  • 13 Oct
    2022
    Workshop: Perfecting Your Pitch

    Ask people what investors look for in a business pitch and you’ll consistently hear the same answers: the problem or need, how your product/service solves that problem, your team, your revenue model, your challenges and opportunities, and even your slide deck. Arguably the most crucial aspect of a compelling pitch is your ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate these points. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement the three elements of delivering presentations that will transform your public speaking skills into power skills. These are: storytelling that resonates with your listeners, preparation that ensures your message and delivery are in sync, and confidence that builds trust and separates you from others. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 10 Nov
    2022
    Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest

    Participants present their idea in 90 seconds to a panel of judges and get immediate feedback - and the chance to win cash prizes. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 19 Jan
    2023
    Workshop: Business Pitch Deck Development

    In this workshop, the steps to create an investor-ready business pitch deck will be discussed. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 09 Feb
    2023
    Workshop: Customer Discovery - Creating A Business That Customers Want

    One of the top reasons why startups fail is because they create a product that customers don't want or need. The Customer Discovery process will help to ensure that a startup will address an actual market need. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques for Customer Discovery including how to build their value proposition, customer profiles and hypothesis about the business need. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 02 Mar
    2023
    Workshop: Find Those Funds

    In this workshop, top business builders and investors provide valuable tips and insights on how to get early-stage funding. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 04 May
    2023
    Awards Ceremony

    Finalists present to a public audience and the winners are announced. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 04 Jan
    2023
    Application process is open for 2023 Competition.
  • 27 Mar
    2023
    Applications due by 5 pm, Eastern time (U.S.).
  • 04 Apr
    2023
    Semi-finalists notified.
  • 11 Apr
    2023
    Complete business pitch decks due from semi-finalists by noon.
  • 20 Apr
    2023
    Semi-finalists make 5-minute presentation to judges; finalists selected.
  • 25 Apr
    2023
    Finalists meet with judges.
  • 04 May
    2023
    Awards Ceremony where all finalists present and winner is announced.

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