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Nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island is home to thousands of boaters, various fishing companies, a Naval base and a prodigious port-based economy – all of which rely heavily on fossil fuel-powered machinery and vessels. The maritime … more
Saul Kaplan founded the Business Innovation Factory in 2005 to build a place where partners from across the public and private sector could focus on solving social-system challenges. BIF focuses each year on a portfolio of projects in the … more
What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? One of the biggest hurdles is access to capital. A lot of metropolitan areas benefit from angel investment groups and local venture-capital firms and grants from municipal … more
When Yuri Tomikawa needed a therapist and had trouble finding one, the Brown University graduate eventually founded an innovative business to do just that. Zencare features clinicians who are referred, recommended and/or vetted. The Providence-based … more
NanoSteel Company Inc., an advanced materials firm, recently closed a multimillion dollar equity round, opening the door for commercialization of its high-strength, lightweight sheet steel. more
Provdotnet, a regional provider of specialized data center, Internet IP connectivity and co-location services in New England, has completed its fiber optic ultra low latency network project between Providence, Boston and Chelmsford, Mass. more
What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? Big hurdle No. 1 is finding seed funding – particularly in the energy business and particularly in Rhode Island. … Big hurdle No. 2 is finding mentors for technology … more
Maria Tocco is founder and market manager of Providence Flea LLC, a weekly outdoor marketplace where crafts makers and collectors show and sell their juried wares to treasure hunters, up-cyclers and collectors of vintage and repurposed goods. In … more
Kelly Ramirez sees growth in the number of people who want to create a positive social and economic impact in Rhode Island. The trend works well for the CEO of Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse, an accelerator comprising a … more
Jr Neville Songwe, principal of Joneso Design, is also executive director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state-funded, nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship assistance to the general public and small businesses through education, training and … more
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