Deadline to Apply to RI Business Plan Competition Is 1 Week Away

The deadline to apply to the 2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is rapidly approaching. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1.

We advise applicants to develop most, if not all, of their plan first and then work from that to complete the online application. This will help you develop the information you need for the application. Read more.

Approximately 12 applicants will be selected as semi-finalists on April 8 and asked to submit a full business plan by April 16. By working on their plan sooner rather than later, applicants will be better prepared to submit a full plan should they become semi-finalists.

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Prizes Valued at More than $200,000

Winners and finalists in the 2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will share prizes valued at more than $200,000, making it the richest publicly supported business plan competition in New England.

Prizes include cash awards and professional services.

The top winner will take home $45,000 in cash plus more than $20,000 in services. Details.

In addition, all finalists will have the opportunity to present to a public audience on May 14, 2013, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. (See below.)

Meet the Winners in May

Winners will be announced May 14 at The Garage, a half-day event hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce where revenue generating companies will share their success stories and best practices in an effort to inspire, cross-pollinate, and grow key economic sectors. Attendance at Announcing the Winners is free and open to all, but we ask that you pre-register by clicking here.


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