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Creative Economy
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Hoping to inspire people to become “agents of change and progress,” the Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for $300,000 Innovation Fellowships that focus on ideas that have the potential to move the state forward. more
RevUp by Betaspring recently announced the addition of three new companies to its portfolio and is looking to add a few more before year’s end. It said it is specifically looking to recruit from the Rhode Island market. more
Steve Heath has been the executive director of FabNewport since July 2015; With a tagline of “dream, design, make,” FabNewport holds a variety of programs for people of all ages to channel their inner maker and create products. Heath talks with Providence Business News about some of the projects and the second annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire: East Bay Edition, which will be held Oct. 15 from noon-5 p.m. at the Florence Gray Center at 1 York St., Newport. more
The winner of the fourth Get Started Rhode Island pitch competition put on by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine believes that information technology can empower food service enterprises, from restaurants to universities, to prepare fresher, sustainable food for their customers. And at the same time, farmers can use the technology to find a more robust and consistent marketplace for their goods. more
CEO (or equivalent): Randall S. Barko, CEO and president 2015 Revenue: $53,797,786 2013 Revenue: $23,436,537 Revenue growth: 130% One of Rhode Island's fastest-growing companies is Ximedica, a … more
BIOTECHNOLOGY Health care is an innovative industry, but Ximedica knows it takes more than a great idea to make a difference. For more than 30 years, this Providence-based company has collaborated with creative thinkers, … more
CEO (or equivalent): David Ellison, owner 2015 Revenue: $1,300,000 2013 Revenue: $608,000 Revenue growth: 114% David Ellison has always tinkered when it comes to woodworking and restoring antique … more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m., Sept. 21) Startup Weekend Education, a weekend-long crash course in entrepreneurship, is coming to Providence on Friday to take aspiring business owners from idea to startup in 54 hours. more
The art of creating a well-used public space begins with good ears. Birchwood Design Group, a relatively young company, listens closely to what its clients want in a new landscape or a refreshed one. This month, the opening of the new … more
Brian Jepson talked with Providence Business News about the eighth annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire held in Providence last month. He said it is the second-oldest independent maker faire, noting that he and Kipp Bradford started it in 2009. more
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