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Innovation
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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
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
Danny Warshay is shaping Brown University's strategy on entrepreneurship. The 1987 Brown graduate is the founding executive director of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at the school. He has taught entrepreneurship at … more
It has been said that the only sustainable competitive advantage is innovation, and in today's technology-driven business world, that assertion has never been more true. Hence the theme of PBN's 2016 Interview Issue, "Scaling Innovation: … more
Andy Posner founded Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit, certified community-development financial institution that offers small loans and personalized financial and health coaching to families in Rhode Island, Florida and Delaware, while getting his … more
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