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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2023Lunch & Learn Workshop: Perfecting Your Pitch
This event will feature Peter George, a well-known public speaking coach who has worked with a wide variety of individuals to help them develop dynamic public speaking skills. As a result, they can consistently and confidently deliver compelling presentations that resonate with their audiences. In this interactive session, Peter will discuss how to implement the three key 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 will be a Lunch & Learn event from 11:30am - 1pm and is free and open to the public. It will also be live-streamed.
2023Rhode 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 will begin at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public. This is an in-person event but it will also be live-streamed.
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 event will begin at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public. This is an in-person event but it will also be live-streamed.