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L to R - PBN Business Women award winners CH 1 alum Janelle Photopoulos of Blakely Interior DesignCH 7 alum MJ Keany of Anamika Design, and CH 6 alum Minnie Luong of Chi Foods at the award ceremony last month.

50 on Fire Awards

Here is a nice shot of some of our alumni winners at this year's 50 on Fire award ceremony hosted by Rhode Island Inno at Hope & Main.  From L to R - Bryan Gibb, Cohort 7 of Bolt Coffee, Scott Indermaur, Cohort 5 of Idermaur Media, Jennifer Shaheen, Cohort 5 of Technology Therapy, Wayne Blatchley, Cohort 3 of Fuzion Design and Terrance Boylan, Cohort 5 of PacketLogix.  Congrats again to the winners! Check out more photos of the award ceremony here.

Chris Ratcliffe, Mod 6

All cohort alumni clinic on Strategic Selling in January 2019 featuring Module 6 faculty Prof. Chris Ratcliffe of Bryant University!  

Hope Club Event

Our Entrepreneur Thought-Leadership Guest Speaker event featuring Ted Fischer of Ageless Innovation, with an introduction by Dr. Meghan Hughes, President of CCRI, at the Hope Club was awesome! It was a very insightful discussion hearing from Ted about his story and the many different paths he's taken on his entrepreneurial journey.

Thank you to Cohort 1 alum Betty Galligan for hosting us at the Hope Club and a special thank you to our Alumni Ambassadors for their support in putting this event on!

Graduation Group Shot

Our October 9th Graduation Ceremony for Cohorts 5 & 6 attracted over 200 guests and was a huge success! We heard from Governor Gina Raimondo, Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John Rogers, CCRI President Dr. Meghan Hughes, and our graduation speakers Cohort 5's Maria Martinez of Whetstone Workshop and Cohort 6's Jules Opton-Himmel of Walrus and Carpenter Oysters! 

6/7 Alumni Event

Our first One Year Reunion event was a lot of fun! Thanks to Cohort 2's Greg Nemes of Work-Shop for hosting and facilitating! 


The Big Power of your Growth Group! Here is a great example of a growth group in action, as they all made it to the first ever 10KSB National Alumni Summit in DC together! From Cohort 2, featured from L to R is Matt Bodziony of NBX Bikes, Kathy Moren of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Pat Merner of River Stone Properties, Kristine Merz of Orange Square and John Houle of JH Communications.

Universal Cleaning

Here are Cohort 1 alums Carlos Toro of Steer Digital, Jeshua Zapata of Xzito Creative Solutions, and Jhonny Leyva of Heroica Construction, along with Cohort 4 alum Libby Slader of Libby Slader Designs and 10KSB Executive Director, Karina Wood.

Sen. Jack Reed

Sen. Jack Reed taking questions in a Q & A session with our alumni on Capitol Hill. Thank you for participating everyone!

David Cicciline

Here are some alums in a round table discussion with Rep. David Cicciline in Washington DC. Great convo and connections to help out small businesses in RI!

Cohorts 3 & 4 Graduation & Awards Ceremony


The graduation ceremony for Cohorts 3 & 4 and our 2017 Alumni Awards were a huge success! We had over 150 guests in attendance, along with special guests Governor Gina Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor. Congratulations 10KSB graduates and alumni award winners! Check out our wonderful graduation photos here.

Jeshua Zapata

Cohort 1 Alum Jeshua Zapata of Xzito Creative Solutions accepting his Revenue Growth Award. Congrats, Jeshua!

Kristine Merz

Cohort 2 Alum Kristine Merz of Orange Square accepting her Referrals Award. Thank you for your support, Kristine!

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Last Updated: 6/7/19