The 2022 Competition

  • 23 Sep
    Competition Kicks Off

    Former competitors will share their experiences and progress since participating.

  • 14 Oct
    Workshop: Perfecting Your Pitch

    A prominent public speaking coach will present on how to make a memorable and impactful pitch.

  • 11 Nov
    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.

  • 13 Jan
    Workshop: Business Plan Development

    In this business planning workshop, attendees will be provided with resources and will be walked through the creation of an investor-ready business plan.

  • 03 Feb
    Workshop: Define the Customer

    During this event, attendees will learn how to define a target market and the best way to promote their product or service.

  • 03 Mar
    Workshop: Find Those Funds

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

  • 05 May
    Awards Ceremony

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

Our 2021 Winner and Finalists!


2021 Awards Ceremony

The 2021 Rhode Island Business Competition's Awards Ceremony was held on May 6th. We were so excited to announce our winner, Flourish Collective, and our two finalists, AsianFeed and Mocingbird.


2021 Winner:

Flourish Collective

Led by Melissa Bowley, Flourish Collective created the only platform that puts women in control of their family’s wellness by facilitating spending during pregnancy on evidence-based goods and services.


2021 Finalist:

Asian Feed

Led by Justin Kim, AsianFeed is the leading media outlet for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.


2021 Finalist:


Led by Brad Artery, Mocingbird created a product that aligns curated continuing medical education (CME) content to clinicians' board, state, and other ongoing requirements while also allowing healthcare organizations to manage clinician compliance real-time while automating existing manual, paper-based tasks.