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Lots of boys go through a blowing-things-up phase in their early adolescence. Ed Thorp’s was more explosive than most. The son of a security guard (his dad) and a Douglas Aircraft riveter (his mom) growing up in a working-class town near Los Angeles during and after World War II, at age 11 Thorp found a recipe for gunpowder in an old encyclopedia and began manufacturing it in large quantities, using it to power homemade rockets and rocket cars. more
Could Providence be the next Cambridge, a city known as a biotechnology hub? Given recent economic-development activity, it would seem that this corner of the technology sector is on the verge of a takeoff. Since CV Properties LLC and … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is open to the idea of allowing a referendum on the legalization of recreational marijuana. more
A coalition of several Newport-based entities and the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island will seek $2.1 million in Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to create an innovation center. more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Foundation announced the results of a report that analyzed the state’s small-business support capabilities, identified weaknesses in the business ecosystem and suggested opportunities for improvement. more
(Updated, July 1, 5:11 p.m.) Pneuhaus, a three-partner design and entertainment company, argues inflatable architecture is more than the bounce houses commonly seen at children's birthday parties. The Providence-based business constructs large-scale, inflatable … more
In early March, Emergency Production Inc. planned a "massive" video display for up to 5,000 guests at an annual sports-analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ESPN. "We use video to build scenery and … more
(Updated 2:37 p.m.) Five Rhode Island firms made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies with Chartwise Medical Systems Inc. leading the group. more
The CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse talks about its inaugural food-accelerator cohort and what it means to concentrate on one industry. more
The third annual Práctico Innovation showcase resulted in three winners, and each will receive $1,500 to take their business ideas to the next level. more
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