Rhode Island Business Plan Competition 2011


Application deadline.



Competition Organizer

Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Applicants must be 18 or older, and may compete in one of two tracks: 

  1. The entrepreneur track is open to any entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur
  2. The student track is open to any graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university


Semi-finalists must agree to establish or continue business in the state of Rhode Island should they be named a finalist or the winner. 
Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by April 4, 2011. Semi-finalists will submit complete business plans by April 19, 2011, and finalists present to judges on May 2, 2011. An awards ceremony will take place on May 3, 2011, at which time the finalists will be introduced and the winners will be announced.

Competition Prizes

The prize money for the 2011 contest is expected to total more than $250,000.

Other Info

This competition holds a number of free events and workshops to help applicants prepare their business plans and presentations.