Our 2023 Competition

  • 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: Discovering Your Best Customers - The Life of Your Business Depends on It!

    Without paying customers you don’t have a business. But how do you find them? The earlier you start to talk to customers, the more focused your products and services will be on what they want. Talking to customers is essential to the success of your business. Join Matt Lukens (CEO, Mansfield Northern) and Annette Tonti (Managing Director, RIHub) for a 1-hour workshop that will help you to discover your best customers now. They will teach you techniques that work for ‘talking to customers’ and powering up your business for success. 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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About the Competition

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