Young Adult Business Pitch

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During National Black Business Month, RIBBA will be hosting a Young Adult Business Pitch Competition. This is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to develop and pitch an idea for the chance to win up to $3,000. The Competition is for young adults who live in Rhode Island, are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, and are aged 18-30.

Winners can win a variety of prizes, ranging from $1,000 – $3,000 grants in addition to other business growth services from RIBBA. All entrepreneurs invited to the final competition will take part in a virtual information session on Thursday, August 3, 2023, on preparing and presenting a business pitch to ensure each competitor has the skills and information to be as successful as possible.

The closing date for applying for the Young Adult Business Pitch Competition is Friday, July 28, 2023. The final competition is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 10am to 1pm.