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Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat. more
More than 300 supporters, investors and Betaspring alumni crowded the third floor of Betaspring headquarters on Thursday for an open house introducing the accelerator’s fall 2013 class of startups. more
Seven of the 30 young artists and designers recognized on the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list announced Monday are alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design. more
Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. more
Swipely announced Tuesday that it now manages more than $1 billion in annual sales for merchants across 29 states, one year after entering the payments business. more
Rhode Island is considering lightening the student loan burden for entrepreneurs because debt can halt startup growth, the Wall Street Journal reported. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will launch its 2014 competition on Oct. 16 at Betaspring. more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. recently closed on six small-business loans to Rhode Island businesses, under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 and microloan program. more
Care Technology LLC, a Lincoln-based manufacturer of linear LED lighting, took first prize and a $5,000 telecommunications-technology package in the inaugural Get Started Rhode Island business plan pitch competition, held Wednesday evening at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
Boston Beer Co., the parent of the Samuel Adams beer brand, has acquired the Coney Island beer brand from Shmaltz Brewing Co. for an undisclosed sum, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
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