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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! 


Branding Clinic

Our first ever 10KSB Branding Clinic and Happy Hour was a huge success! We had over 30 alums in attendance at Fuzion Design and had a wonderful panel of talented design alums! Special thanks to the alums who were on our panel:

Wayne BlatchleyFuzion DesignCohort 3

Sarah RainwaterStudio Rainwater, Cohort 3

Dwight McMillanBasics Group, Cohort 3

Brian Boyle, CrossTrainerCohort 3

Kristine MerzOrange Square, Cohort 2


6/7 Alumni Event

Our first One Year Reunion event was a huge success! 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: 10/12/18