The 2021 Competition

  • 19 Nov
    2020
    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.

    Virtual Sign Up
  • 07 Jan
    2021
    Workshop: Business Plan Development

    Local professor of entrepreneurship provides attendees detailed information on how to write a compelling business plan that will appeal to investors.

  • 04 Feb
    2021
    Workshop: Define the Customer

    A panel of experienced entrepreneurs explain how to define a target market and the best way to promote your product or service.

  • 04 Mar
    2021
    Workshop: Find Those Funds

    Top business builders and investors provide valuable tips and insights on how to get early-stage funding.

  • 06 May
    2021
    Awards Ceremony

    Finalists present to a public audience and the winners are announced.

  • 06 Jan
    2021
    Application process is open for 2021 Competition.
  • 29 Mar
    2021
    Applications due by 5 pm, Eastern time (U.S.).
  • 06 Apr
    2021
    Semi-finalists notified.
  • 13 Apr
    2021
    Complete plans due from semi-finalists by noon.
  • 20 Apr
    2021
    Semi-finalists make 5-minute presentation to judges; finalists selected.
  • 27 Apr
    2021
    Finalists meet with judges.
  • 06 May
    2021
    Awards Ceremony where all finalists present and winner is announced.

Changing Lives

Video

Watch how the competition has transformed businesses of previous winners