The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, open to everyone, promotes entrepreneurship and development of start-up and early stage companies that are growing. Winners and finalists in the 2013 Competition shared prizes valued at more than $200,000.
“We had a plan and no staff when we won the Student Track in 2007. Since then we’ve raised $9 million and grown to 50 employees."
- Rajiv Kumar, MD
“Participating in the Competition put me on the map. We’re now distributing our iced teas throughout New England and New York.”
- Robin Squibb
“When we won in 2002, we only had a prototype. Today, we sell through dealers worldwide and have set the standard in forward-looking, underwater detection systems.”
- Matt Zimmerman
“The Competition was a key factor in our final decision to move to Rhode Island in 2012. Winning helped us find significant new partners and build retail and wholesale sales.”
- Dan Harper
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Business investors will offer tips and insights on how best to present to investors. Details.
Online applications to the 2014 Competition are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
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