Rhode Island Business Competition’s "Find Those Funds" Workshop is March 3rd

PROVIDENCE - (February 23, 2022) - The Rhode Island Business Competition's Find Those Funds workshop will be held on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm at Venture Café in Providence. This event will be also live-streamed.

The panelists include:

  • Aaron Samuels, Co-Founder and COO of Blavity
  • Thorne Sparkman, Managing Director of the Slater Technology Fund
  • Tom Sperry, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Rogue Venture Partners.

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. Click here to register.

For more information, please visit www.ri-business.com.

Sponsors of the 2022 Rhode Island Business Competition

Pillar sponsors are Bryant University, Cox Business, Everhope Foundation, and the Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund. Other lead sponsors include Envision Technology Advisors, Hinckley Allen, KLR, and Sprout Coworking.

Also sponsoring are Barlow, Joseph & Holmes, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Brown University Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Women & Enterprise, FM Global, Greater Providence Chamber, Luminous Creative Agency, and Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

Additional sponsors include Bank Rhode Island, Bristol County Savings Bank, Business Development Company, Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Dimeo Construction Company, Navigant Credit Union, Pawtucket Credit Union, Peter George, Slater Technology Fund, the Washington Trust Co., BankNewport, Cherrystone Angel Group, CVS/Health, Fidelity Investments, Idea Turbine, Morgan Stanley - Richard Carriere, and StormTree.

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 2022 is now open and will close at 5 pm EST on March 28, 2022. Details can be found at ri-business.com.