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Entrepreneurship
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A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
The Internet of Things is one of the gadget industry's brightest hopes in a world that's saturated with smartphones. Sensors are cheap, and digital giants such as Amazon and Google are aggressively pushing their voice-command technology. The … more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University is launching an interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship with a $25 million gift from alumnus Jonathan M. Nelson, founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners. Nelson, class of 1977, said he was … more
WARREN – Ava Anderson LLC will close and reopen without the Anderson family that launched the business, the company reported last week in an online message to its customers, citing attacks against the company founder and her products. The … 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
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
Barb Finer, CEO of TechSandBox, a science- and technology-based startup incubator based in Hopkinton, Mass., talks about its recent pitch competition and how the incubator got started. more
Dixie Carroll never daydreamed about owning her own store. That wasn't the origin of J Marcel, a women's clothing and accessories store that started in Providence and recently expanded into a second location in Barrington. She started out … more
The Slater Technology Fund is a nonprofit investor in innovative startups. It provides seed and early-stage capital for new tech companies, allowing them to purchase equipment, fit out labs or help cover payroll. It is a player in the … more
The three partners of SproutRI are all customers, as well as owners, of the co-working space they've set up at the Rising Sun Mills campus at 166 Valley St. in Providence. Jim Van, founder, of Providence, and fellow partners John Kevorkian, … more
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