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Business owners and potential entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to present their experiences and opinions about doing business in Rhode Island at a series of forums called RhodeMapRI, sponsored by the R.I. Division of Planning. more
The word “angel” as a business term started off on Broadway to describe wealthy people who provided backing for theatrical productions. Today’s business angels have coalesced into groups that turned their attention from the bright lights and the roar of the crowds to a playbill focused on diverse industry sectors. more
Five years after its creation, Betaspring has landed among the top startup accelerators in the country, ranking at No. 11 in the 2013 Seed Accelerator Rankings released Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive technology conference in Austin,, Texas. more
The city is teaming with Rhode Island School of Design and local business groups to launch a new accelerator program for design-centered entrepreneurs. more
Most entrepreneurs go to Kickstarter Inc. seeking money to turn an idea into a viable product. Already flush with cash, Alex Gizis looked to the crowd-funding site in search of enthusiastic testers. more
Karl Aspelund, assistant professor of design at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from URI’s Council for Research to begin background research for a project on space apparel – namely how space communities will recycle and use clothing. His interest in the subject was sparked following a National Public Radio report about the 100 Year Starship Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring space travel by 2112. more
Main Street Formals was recognized by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as 2013 small business of the year on June 20th. more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. has named Happier in My Home Inc. the 2013 “Startup Small Business of the Year,” the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is currently accepting preproposals for applications for conservation-innovation grants, which are designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, the USDA announced Thursday. more
A charter school teacher claimed the top prize at the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s eighth annual Elevator Pitch Contest Thursday night, for his idea to create a one-handed video game controller. more
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