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Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest U.S. state but it is mighty! Home to more than 1 million people, the state has seen its Hispanic population increase by more than 40% over the past decade. Over half of Rhode Island’s private workforce is employed by small businesses with nearly 19% owned by a person of color. Since January 2020, over 38% of the state’s small businesses have closed, making the 2022 launch of EforAll and EparaTodos a crucial tool in helping small business owners get back on their feet. 

Our Programs

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Business Accelerator

The Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply.

Pitch Contests

Fast-paced, fun community events that enable early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost. Great opportunity to network and validate business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.

Rhode Island Entrepreneurs

Amazing stories of our entrepreneurs are coming soon!

Upcoming Events

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Local Stories and News

Rhode Island Mentor Spotlight

Mentor Spotlight coming soon!

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Our EforAll community engages over 200 volunteers each year to help support entrepreneurs who participate in our Business Accelerators and Pitch Contests. There are several volunteer options so you can apply for the one that best fits your interests and availability.

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If you want to help support our entrepreneurs in the Rhode Island area, please consider making an online donation today.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Laura Guillén

Executive Director

Julia Krasnow

Program Manager
joseph grullon

Joseph Grullon

Program Coordinator

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