- 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:
Semi-finalists must agree to establish or continue business in the state of Rhode Island should they be named a finalist or the winner.
- The entrepreneur track is open to any entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur
- The student track is open to any graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university
- 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.