Rhode Island Business Plan Competition 2012


Application deadline



Competition Organizer

Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Local US Event
Providence, RI
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Applicants can enter into one of three competition tracks: 

Entrepreneur track - open to any entrepreneur 18 or older. 

Student track - All key members of the team must be enrolled in and attending an accredited  college or university. 

Special Awards - Open to anyone developing a business plan focused on eco-friendly industries. 

Applicants don't have to be Rhode Island residents, but must agree to base their business operations in Rhode Island if the are named a competition finalist or winner. 

Important Dates

Applications are due on April 2, 2012. All semi-finalists must submit a full business plan by April 17, 2012. At the final event on May 3, 2012, finalists will present their plans to a public audience. Winners will be announce following the presentations. 

Competition Prizes

Winners and finalists will share cash and in-kind service prizes. The total amount of the prizes will be announced once the competition draws closer. 

Other Info

The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition offers a series of work shops prior to the application deadline to help entrants prepare their business plans and presentations.