• Innovate Newport to Host Startup Showcase & Quick Pitch

    Innovate Newport to Host Startup Showcase & Quick Pitch

    Innovate Newport to Host Startup Showcase & Quick Pitch 


    Newport, RI-  

    October 5, 2021 


    Innovate Newport, a modern coworking space in downtown Newport, will host a Startup Showcase & Quick Pitch on Friday, October 22, as part of Rhode Island’s first-ever “RI Startup Week” organized by RIHub, an innovation campus and accelerator that supports entrepreneurs throughout the state. 

    The Startup Showcase will be a traditional exhibition featuring about 15 startup companies throughout the Innovate Newport space, that will enable the general public to learn about the innovative companies choosing to start their businesses in Rhode Island and the Greater Newport region. Additionally, a special portion of the event will be a live Quick Pitch, sponsored by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, where up to 8 startups will make a 3-minute presentation to the audience, in order to compete for up to $1000 and a local business startup package. 

    More than just a coworking space, Innovate Newport is a hub for entrepreneurs and innovation. They have forged partnerships with a dynamic group of organizations such as Social Enterprise GreenhouseRIHub, and The Blue Innovation Symposium to provide members with complimentary services, compelling programming, and access to resources to help their businesses grow. 

    “There are many exciting things going on throughout the state in regard to entrepreneurship, and Innovate Newport is excited to spotlight some of the local entrepreneurs who are breaking into the scene,” said Mollie Frazer Williams, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Innovate Newport. 

    For additional information about RI Startup Week, please see the full listing of all events HEREFor businesses who would like to exhibit, please sign up HERE.  If you are a startup under 5 years old and are interested in participating in the Quick Pitch portion of the event, please fill out an application HERE. People interested in attending the event should registeHERE. 



    Innovate Newport is a coworking space and private office provider with the goal of supporting the Greater Newport region as a driving ecosystem for business enablement and innovation. We provide flexible space, access to resources and a collaborative community that allows businesses to thrive. Through our co-working space, business events, strategic partnerships, dynamic programming, and networking, Innovate Newport aims to cultivate a community of collaborators, innovators and entrepreneurs. 




    The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is one of the state’s largest business advocacy organizations, whose mission is to connect, innovate, enhance and advocate for the businesses of Greater Newport. As a trusted and reliable institution for nearly 100 years, the Greater Newport Chamber is a vibrant collective body of the greater Newport business community with nearly 1,100 members representing over 50,000 employees. We work to create valuable strategic partnerships, promote strong economic growth, diversity and prosperity to serve its members and the Greater Newport region. 

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