Foundation / Corporation
Rhode Island Business Competition
04/14/20 5:00 PM ET
Grants to Rhode Island individual entrepreneurs and students to support new businesses. Funding is intended to promote the creation of new companies and foster entrepreneurship throughout the State. Eligible business ideas will increase local employment and will include students as the main members of the team.
The Rhode Island Business Competition has been organized to promote entrepreneurship and the development of start-up and early-stage companies in Rhode Island by encouraging submission of plans of original business concepts that will lead to the development of new growth businesses.
Any area of commercial endeavor is valid.
GrantWatch ID#: 178886
One winner and three finalists
Prizes consisting of cash and in-kind services will be awarded to winners and finalists.
Also, everyone who submits a completed application to the 2020 Competition will receive two consecutive months of free co-working space for their team at Sprout Coworking in the Rising Sun Mills campus in Providence. Free parking and access to meeting space are included.
All semi-finalists will receive free mentoring services from VMS of Rhode Island.
The bonus winner will automatically qualify as a semi-finalist in Get Started Rhode Island 2020, which will award prizes valued at $50,000.
In addition, finalists will have the opportunity to enter round two of judging in the highly competitive MassChallenge accelerator program -- and be one step closer to potentially joining the MassChallenge Rhode Island cohort.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://apply.ri-business.com/login
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Rhode Island Business Competition
c/o Business Development Company
40 Westminster St., Ste. 702
Providence, RI 02903
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