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A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to foster startups, creating more than 100 jobs. more
PROVIDENCE – The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center – the Met School – in June launched a new outdoor learning lab for the Peace Street campus at 362 Dexter St. more
Success depends on smart decisions. Yet often, we avoid decisions that challenge the status quo. Over my business career, I've learned several lessons on making smarter decisions. » … more
Leading technology hubs like Silicon Valley and Boston often appear to have a stranglehold on venture capital. more
Middletown-based Vizsafe is drawing on the age of social media to help improve public safety. Founded in 2012, company offers a Twitter-like app of the same name aimed at boosting community engagement, allowing smartphone users to upload photos and videos that could aid public safety efforts. Pictured above, from left, are Vizsafe employees Brendan Hanna, Debbie Lipsett, founder and CEO Peter Mottur and Patrick Hay. more
If at first you don’t succeed, etc., etc., is often a bromide said to comfort those having a string of bad luck. But that attitude is a key ingredient for the burgeoning success of the fast-growing East Providence manufacturer, NuLabel Technologies Inc. more
When Maeve Jopson and Cynthia Poon saw Megan Lamontagne’s reaction to a toy they made as part of their final project in industrial design last year at the Rhode Island School of Design, they knew they were onto something. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change in Rhode Island and beyond. And while there are other organizations helping social entrepreneurs, SEG is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. more
When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
When Bryant University students worked on Dec. 10 to address how best to attract and retain millennial workers for Target, as part of a competition to solve real-world corporate dilemmas, they video-conferenced with company representatives from Minneapolis. more
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