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Startup Competition

About the BlueTech Startup Competition

The Rhode Island Israeli Collaborative (RIIC) in collaboration with Innovate Newport, The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, and HUBASHDOD Israel is pleased to announce a BlueTech Startup Competition that will kick off February, 22, 2022 at the Blue Innovation Symposium in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The goal of the competition is to cultivate the international blue tech ecosystem by supporting startups and connecting them with strategic partners, mentors, and resources. The program will create connections specifically between the Ashdod Bluetech ecosystem and the Rhode Island Bluetech ecosystem. 


The BlueTech Startup Competition will identify four startup companies in the Bluetech space from each location for a total of eight companies based on criteria developed by the innovation hubs in each city: HUBASHDOD and Innovate Newport. The companies will compete for a 1st place prize that will include cash as well as a customized trip to the partnering country where the winner will gain access to personalized introductions, meetings, and coworking space. U.S. Newport judges will judge the four Israeli pitches; whereas Israeli judges will judge the four American pitches.

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Supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem for the Greater Newport Region

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