RI-CIE offers a range of mentorship-driven educational programs and networking opportunities to give entrepreneurs a solid foundation in the process of successfully launching and growing an entrepreneurial venture.
RI-CIE program formats:
- Forums: lively panel discussions and company pitches; formal networking opportunities before and after
- Workshops: expert-led sessions targeting specific issues and challenges facing early-stage entrepreneurs
- LunchLabs: casual lunch gatherings led by successful entrepreneurs
Program topics this season will include: making your start-up findable; analyzing market opportunities and size; business model and pricing strategies; business plan financials; convertible debt; customer development; financing your business; funding through SBIR; legal and accounting issues; management team dynamics; patents; product/market fit; scaling a business; team building and hiring; and your IP strategy.
Below is a schedule for the 2011-2012 season:
|October 27||October 19||October 19|
|December 1||November 9||November 16
|January 26||December 14||December 14
|February 15||January 11||January 18
|March 29||February 8||February 15
|April 26||March 14||March 14
|April 11||April 18
RI-CIE offers educational programs and events throughout the year to give entrepreneurs a solid foundation in the process of successfully launching and growing a venture.
RI-CIE's network of seasoned mentors includes entrepreneurs, business development, marketing, financing and legal experts.
RI-CIE occupies over 9,000 square feet of prime office space at One Davol Square, in the heart of Providence's Knowledge District.