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 2014 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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2015 RI Business Plan Competition Kicks Off
Hear how the 2014 winners did it as we launch the 2014 competition. Details.
Elevator Pitch Contest
Pitch your business idea in 90 seconds and get feedback from judges. Details.
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