See You in 2021!

See You in 2021!

Business Workshops

Technology Workshops

Live Events

Guest Speakers


Friday, Nov. 20

4-6 PM

Join us for a “Have Fun & Do Good” event.

We’ll be hosting an Online eSporting event and giving everyone an opportunity to give to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Featured Speakers

Bill Cesare
Bill Cesare

Rhode Island Investor, Entrepreneur

Nico Enriquez

Founder & CEO Willie’s Superbrew

Dana Paul
Dana Paul

CEO Ritual Motion

We’ll join MTGNerdGirl as she does a live global stream and talks us through her game. She’ll also invite the world to donate to the RI Foodbank.

MTGNerdGirl started playing Magic in 2001 and quickly fell in love with the strategy and competition inherent in the game. Taking a break from poker, she turned to the competitive Magic scene and launched a career as a full-time content creator. She has become one of the most popular Magic streamers on Twitch through her mix of strategic content and all-around entertainment. 


Exhibition Event Supporting RI Foodbank

RI Community Food Bank Logo

 All donations go to the RI Foodbank. 

Saturday, Nov. 21

9 AM – 3 PM


9 – 9:30 AM

Welcome from

Governor Gina Raimondo
Jay Bellissimo, IBM GM for Public Sector and Federal Markets in North America
Hope Hopkins, Managing Director MassChallenge

Business and Technology Tracks (Round 1)

Business Track

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Perfecting Your Investor Pitch – Shannon Shallcross

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Customer Discovery: Finding Your Best Customers – Matt Lukens

Technology Track

9:30-9:50 AM

Project Debator

9:50 – 10:05 AM 

Technician of the Future

10:05-10:30 AM

Artificial Intelligence Round Table

Ronen Siman-Tov – Alpha Zone & RIHub CTO in Residence

Matt Puccini – IBM

Steven Piper – IBM

< – – – – Break 10:30 – 10:40 AM – – – – >

Blockchain: The Future of Startups & Money

10:40 – 10:50 AM

Arnell Milhouse, EIR Brown University

A Venture Capital Roundtable

10:50 – 11:50 AM

Thorn Sparkman, The Slater Fund
Jeanne Sullivan, ArcView Ventures
Tom Sperry, Rogue Ventures

Winner from The Met School: Jose Rodriguez

11:50– 12:00 PM

< – – – – Break 12:00 – 12:10 PM – – – – >

Calamari Tank

12:10 – 1:10 PM

Judges: Alison Bologna – TV Anchor, Thor Johnson – CEO & Romil Patel – Venture Capitalist

Presenting Startups:

Pointz – Maggie Bachenberg

GoTeff- Saron Mechale

BuzzButton – Sebastian Sheng

Winner International Robotics: Robo Wolves

1:10 – 1:20 PM

Business and Technology Tracks(Round 2)

1:20 – 1:40 PM

Business Track

Social Media for Startups – Vincent Orleck

Technology Track

Technology Open Panel – Building with Open Source

< – – – – Break 1:40 – 1:50 PM – – – – >

Legal Round Table for Startups (Round 3)

Business Track

1:50 – 2:45PM

Ted Howell, Founder Howell Legal

Kas DeCarvahlo, Partner Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara

Dan Holmander, IP Attorney Adler, Pollock & Sheehan

Scaling By Design: From Small to Big

Technology Track

1:50 – 2:45 PM

John Bennett, Nevo Technologies

Ronen Siman-Tov, IBM

Miki Kenneth, Red Hat

Closing Remarks: Building Your Business in A Post Covid World

Featured Talks


Business Track


Technology Track

100% Virtual and free to attend