The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition thanks the following organizations and individuals whose generous support makes the 2018 competition possible.
Cox Business is proud to be a Pillar sponsor of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. Cox Business is a local provider of voice, data, video, and security solutions for businesses of all sizes. In addition to these services, we're especially excited to support the Rhode Island entrepreneurial community with our annual pitch competition, Get Started Rhode Island. For more information, please go to GetStartedRI.com, as well as our business resource site, CoxBlue.com
Sponsor of the 2017 Competition and presenting sponsor of the May 16 Awards Ceremony.
Brown University, founded in 1764, has a rich history of entrepreneurship and support of the local economy. Brown students, faculty and alumni take advantage of a growing array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses, programs and events related to entrepreneurship and innovation. New ventures are a vibrant mix of for-profit and social mission companies that include bio-tech, green-tech, web, consumer, education, service, and healthcare. The Nelson Center, launched in 2016, provides an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship learning and research that is unique in higher education.
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, and America's second largest operator of radio stations, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices in 90 US media markets. In Rhode Island it operates WPRO-AM (630 AM and 99.7 FM), WPRO-FM (92.3 FM), WPRV-AM (790 AM), WWKX-FM (106.3 FM), and WWLI-FM (105.1 FM)
Taking a no-nonsense approach to branding, web, design, and video, our team offers innovative ideas and unconventional strategies that get results. We’re talented, ambitious storytellers who are never afraid to come up with something that’s outside the box. As Rhode Island natives, we understand the local market but have the ability to make a lasting impression nationally. Never shying away from hard work, we take the time to listen carefully to your mission and objectives.
Richard G. Carriere, CFP®, CAP®
Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $137.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2015. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Consumer Banking helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England,Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
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