Rhode Island Business Competition "Find Those Funds" Workshop is March 4th

PROVIDENCE - (February 22, 2021) - The Rhode Island Business Competition's workshop "Find Those Funds" will be held on Thursday, March 4th. This will be a virtual event produced by District Hall Providence. This event will be from 5:00-7:00 pm and will feature Ed Bard, co-founder of Response Technologies; Ella Hood, Executive Director of Cherrystone Angel Group; and Angela Laperriere, AVP, Business Assistance Manager & Lending Officer for SEED Corporation.

The panelists will provide insight and tips on how and where to find different types of funding. This event is free and open to the public. The Eventbrite link is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhode-island-business-competition-find-those-funds-tickets-141835711431. For more information, please visit www.ri-business.com.

Sponsors of the 2021 Rhode Island Business Competition

Pillar sponsors are Cox Business, Everhope Foundation, and the Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund. Other lead sponsors include Envision Technology Advisors, Hinckley Allen, Integrated Media Group, KLR, Sprout Coworking, and Tech Collective.

Also sponsoring is Barlow, Joseph & Holmes, Brown University, Greater Providence Chamber, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and Center for Women & Enterprise.

Additional sponsors include Bank Rhode Island, Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., Business Development Company, Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Dimeo Construction Company, Navigant Credit Union, Morgan Stanley - Richard Carriere, Teknor Apex, The Washington Trust Co., Cherrystone Angel Group, Fidelity Investments, Hayes & Sherry RE Services, Newport Biodiesel, and Pawtucket Credit Union.

The Rhode Island Business Competition aims to create and foster growth companies in Rhode Island that will increase local employment. This non-profit is supported by a broad range of sponsors that include private businesses, investors, foundations, colleges and universities, public entities, nonprofit organizations, and former competitors. Today, it is one of the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast. The Competition encourages plans for new businesses, as well as from early stage companies.

Applications for the Rhode Island Business Competition 2021 is now open and will close at 5 pm EST on March 29, 2021. Details can be found at ri-business.com