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NEW: Elevator Pitch Contest Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

 

Expert feedback helps innovators build successful business plans.

Inspired individuals and would-be entrepreneurs have until Friday to apply for the Rhode Island Business Competition’s Elevator Pitch Contest. The sixth annual contest, to be held Wednesday, December 7, gives innovators the opportunity to receive expert feedback on business pitches and win cash to get their projects off the ground.

“The contest is always a blast,” said Brendan McNally, Director of the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where the contest will be held. McNally MC’d last year’s contest. “We had 40 contestants pitching all types of business ideas. We’re excited to see what this year’s contestants come up with.”

90 seconds to success

Contestants get ninety seconds to describe their business ideas to a panel of experts who have build successful businesses as well as a live audience. Pitches should cover the problem the venture addresses, the proposed solution, how the venture will make money and why the contested is qualified to implement his/her solution.

The contest is also a valuable experience for audience members curious about starting a business but unsure how to get started. The event – to be held from 5-7 p.m. at RICIE, One Davol Square in Providence – is free and open to the public.

Applicants should apply here by Friday, December 2, and will be notified whether their application has been accepted on December 3. Those planning to attend should pre-register.

 

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