About the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast, supported by private businesses, colleges and universities, public entities, and nonprofit organizations.
Founded in 2000 by Garrett Hunter, then president of the Business Development Company of Rhode Island, the Competition aims to further develop the entrepreneurial spirit in Rhode Island and help create growth companies that will increase local employment.
The Competition encourages plans for new businesses, as well as from early stage companies. An early stage, or seed stage, company typically is at the inventor stage where there is an idea, a concept, or even a product, but little or no income has been generated yet. See complete rules.
The 2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is supported by its sponsors and organized by co-chairs Larry Davidson, principal with Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., and Peggy Farrell, partner with Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP.
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Learn about previous Rhode Island Business Plan Competition winners.