Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association.
After startups from France’s Vente-Privee.com SA to the U.K.’s Hailo Network Ltd. retreated from the United States last year, European entrepreneurs are learning just how hard crossing the Atlantic can be.
From water treatment systems and recycled fashion to toys for children of all abilities and a food truck for the hungry, Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s 2015 accelerator class features entrepreneurs launching a variety of initiatives.
More than 200 business owners, leaders and advocates gathered with Rhode Island’s top officials Friday at Bryant University to try and get their voices heard and needs recognized for the upcoming legislative session under a new administration.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator has applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision aimed toward increasing women-owned small businesses access to the federal contracting marketplace.