Since 2000, the Rhode Island Business Competition aims to create and foster growth companies in Rhode Island that will increase local employment. It's all about helping emerging entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Today, it is the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast.
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2024Workshop: Business Pitch Deck Development
This interactive workshop, presented by Nick Cianfaglione, will detail all the different aspects of a business pitch deck, including background and financial information, goals of the business, and a description of how the business will be a success. A business pitch deck is a critical document because it showcases the entrepreneur's passion and desire to launch and grow a viable business. This in-person event will begin at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public.
2024Workshop: Discovering Your Best Customers
Join our expert panel as they discuss the best practices for discovering your best customers. They will touch on how to ask open-ended questions that will help you pinpoint your customer's pain and how to find relevant people to interview. Customer discovery is something all great entrepreneurs do, not just while starting their business but ongoing while they run their business. This in-person event will begin at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public.
2024Workshop: Find Those Funds
Join our expert panel as they discuss various strategies for finding funding for your business or project. From traditional funding sources like loans and venture capital, to crowdfunding and alternative financing options, the panel will explore different paths for securing the capital you need to take your ideas to the next level. Get insights and advice from experienced professionals who have successfully navigated the funding landscape, and leave with actionable steps you can take to finance your next big idea. This in-person event will begin at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public.