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A nonprofit dubbed the Food Innovation Nexus that has seven-figure funding from Johnson & Wales University is in start-up mode and plans to formally launch in January, Michael Allio, a co-founder, confirmed Tuesday. more
Marketing Rhode Island’s strengths and demographics in the Northeast just became easier and more focused, with the launch of a new website dubbed “Greater Rhode Island – Think Bigger.” 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
Maeve Jopson, co-founder of Increment, speaks during the Nov. 14 Launch Day for Betaspring’s fall 2013 graduating cohort of startups. Jopson and Cynthia Poon, her co-founding partner of the toy-design studio, were part of a new “maker fellow” program. The program is designed to provide mentoring and other resources to companies producing physical products, helping them bring products to market faster. At the end of each 12-week session, Betaspring celebrates the completion of its intensive startup-accelerator season. more
In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name, is all about carbs? If you’re Panera Bread, you diversify your menu offerings, make service a top priority and grow your business at an impressive clip. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration will partner with the city of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to provide free training aimed at helping small businesses explore federal government contracting opportunities. 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
More than 300 investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered at Betaspring Thursday night for Launch Day, celebrating the startup accelerator’s newest graduating class of fledgling companies. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced the appointment Tuesday of David Savitz, vice president of research for Brown University, and Gerald Sonnenfeld, vice president of research and economic development for the University of Rhode Island, as co-chairs of the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition has set Friday, Nov. 22, as the deadline for applications to compete in the eighth annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest. more
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