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.
About the Competition
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2023Awards Ceremony for 2023 Competition
Finalists of the 2023 Competition present to a public audience and the winners are announced. 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.
2023Lunch n' Learn 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 will be a lunch 'n learn event from 11:30am - 1pm and is free and open to the public. This is an in-person event but 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.