By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition has chosen six finalists for its 2013 competition, the organization announced Thursday.
The six finalists, who will compete for prizes valued at more than $200,000, were chosen from 77 emerging and would-be entrepreneurs throughout the Ocean State. The overall winner will be awarded $45,000 in cash plus more than $20,000 in professional services.
To win prizes, applicants must agree to establish or continue operations of their business in Rhode Island.
This year’s finalists have proposed new businesses that span the biotech, consumer, health care, fashion and manufacturing industries, according to a business plan competition release.
Finalists for the “Entrepreneur Track” include:
Finalists for the “Student Track” include:
Competition winners will be announced on May 14 at The Garage, a half-day event at the R.I. Convention Center, which is hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. All business plan competition events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Interested parties can register at www.ri-bizplan.com.