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Young Businesswoman

RIIC + RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce + WIX  + Israel Consulate General to New England =

Business Empowerment

Working together to empower Rhode Island's Hispanic-owned small businesses through web technologies


Learn More About Session 2's Winners

“This is really a celebration of two communities coming together to support and strengthen each other."

- Avi Nevel, RIIC


Learn More About Session1's Winners

"...we have two communities that really need each other – the student community and the small business community. I feel like we are taking the first big step, creating that connection.”

- Oscar Mejias, RIHCC

For RI-Based Latino Business Owners

The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) and the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Israeli-based web technology company Wix and  Israel Consulate General to New England to help Rhode Island-based Latino business owners take their businesses to the next level. This collaborative project also includes funding from the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

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What Is This Partnership All About?

This is a great opportunity for your business to increase its online presence. We are training local Hispanic college students who are fluent in Spanish and English to learn website creation skills.


Then, we will match Rhode Island-based Hispanic businesses with these students, who are pursuing degrees in design, business, marketing and web-based technology.


These students will work with your business and help you create a FREE custom website on the Wix platform.


What are the benefits of participating in this program?


We're glad you asked.


Learn strategies and best practices to help your web presence support and grow your business.


Make it easy for customers to find you. The majority of people use the web to discover local businesses. Make sure they find you!


Share your unique story with potential customers, while advertising your products or services. Help people connect with you and your business.


Connect and build relationships with talented and motivated students for potential future endeavors.

For RI-Based Latino College Students

Do you have an interest in business, marketing or design?


Do you want to help foster and nurture the local Hispanic business community?

Do you want to get hands-on experience with Wix, a leading web design platform?

Do you want to compete for cash prizes?

College Students

The Details

We'll teach you the fundamentals of the Wix website-creation platform so you're developing in-demand job skills.


We'll connect you with a local Latino-owned business.


Together, you'll design and build a new website for their business on the Wix platform.


No previous experience in web design or site building? That's no problem. Classes and workshops are part of the program. This is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience while learning new skills.

Plus, you can win money!

At the end of the program, the three top websites will earn:

  • 1st Place: $1,000

  • 2nd Place: $500

  • 3rd Place: $250

Learn more about the program with RIIC Founder Avi Nevel and special guests.

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high-value skills

Gain entrepreneurial, marketing and design skills. Master the Wix website-technology platform.


Connect and develop relationships with the local Hispanic business community.


Compete for cash prizes while gaining real-world experience and demonstrating your value.

Interested in participating? Let us know!
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